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Center for Diabetes Management


Almost 26 million children and adults in the United States live with the lifelong disease of diabetes. When you have diabetes, you either don't produce enough or don't correctly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that converts sugar, starches and other foods into energy, and when it is not functioning properly it causes your blood sugar levels to be too high. With proper treatment, those with diabetes can live an active and full life.

About Us

Center for Diabetes Management provides comprehensive education and support for individuals and families within our community affected by diabetes and pre-diabetes. Our mission is to enhance diabetes self -management skills, allow people to be confident in their ability to manage their disease, improve their quality of life, and prevent costly and life altering complications of diabetes. Our staff consists of Certified Diabetes Educators who are registered nurses and registered dietitians, specially trained in the management of diabetes. We are committed to helping each person that walks through our door, wherever they are in their journey with diabetes, to improve their health and quality of life.

Effective 1/15/21
Center for Diabetes Management
1750 E. Northrup Blvd., Suite 250 
Chandler AZ, 85286 

Phone: 480.728.3535
Fax: 602.798.0775

Email: [email protected]

For more information on diabetes or how we can help you or your loved one, please call 480.728.3535.

Center for Diabetes Management is located at:
1750 E. Northrup Blvd., Suite 250
Chandler, Arizona 85286

The center is located south of the 202 San Tan Freeway and Cooper Road. The first traffic light south of the 202 is Northrup Blvd. Head west on Northrup Blvd. The building will be on the north side of the street. There is ample free parking in both the front and the back of the building. Suite 250 is located on the second level. It can be accessed by either stairs or the elevator.

Diabetes Self- Management training is a covered benefit on most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B. It is billed as an outpatient service of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. To determine an estimate of your out of pocket cost, please contact our office at 480.728.3535.

Diabetes Education Program

We provide quality outpatient education and support for diabetes self-management. Our certified diabetes educators provide instruction and support on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and prediabetes. Spanish interpretation is available for most services and all classes.

Types of Diabetes - What type of diabetes do I have?

Groups & Consultation

    • “A Sweet Life” Outreach Group with guest speakers held on the first Tuesday of February, May, August, and November at 6 p.m. This program is currently being offered online via Zoom. Call for current schedule and topics.
    • Pumpers Support Group. This group is for anyone with diabetes who wears an insulin pump or is considering a pump. Group meets the third Tuesday every other month at 7 p.m. This program is currently being offered online via Zoom. Call for current schedule.

Registration required for both of these group meetings so that we can send you the link to join.

We offer private diabetes consultations in addition to group education. If you need help with areas related to your diabetes management and self-care including the following, please contact our office:

    • Insulin initiation and management
    • Blood glucose meter training and monitoring
    • Insulin pump adjustments and continuous glucose monitoring
    • Healthy eating and active living
    • Reducing risks and managing complications of diabetes
    • Diabetes refresher with medications review, healthy eating tips, and review of blood sugar results monitoring

If you are interested in receiving diabetes education, consultation or support, please call us at 480.728.3535.

physician’s referral is required at the time of scheduling.

Classes are offered at various times of day throughout the week both in person and via Zoom to best meet your needs.

Online registration is available only for prediabetes classes and Heathy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Lifestyle Change Program. For all other classes and services, please contact the office by phone.

  • Group Classes


    Our regularly scheduled classes include:

      • Pre-diabetes
      • Tips and Tools for a Sweet Life™
      • Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
      • Healthy Eating, Active Living Lifestyle Change Program

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Resources, Referrals, & Forms

If you would like to work with an educator to improve your diabetes control, please talk to your doctor about participating in these classes. Ask your doctor’s office to download the order form. If you would like, our front office can contact your provider on your behalf.

Upon receipt of all materials, we will contact you to discuss our classes and services. Your physician will receive progress notes as you progress through the program. Our comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management training is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B.

 

View and Download the Order Form

View and Download the Patient Health Assessment Form

Center for Diabetes Management is staffed with Certified Diabetes Educators who can help improve outcomes for patients with diabetes. (average drop in A1c is 1.6% six months after patients complete all classes.) 

If you would like to refer patients to any of our classes, please download the order form, attach patient labs, and fax to 602.798.0775. You will receive progress notes as your patient progresses through the program.

Types of Diabetes

There are several types of diabetes, but the two main types are type 1 and type 2. In both types there is an insulin problem, but for different reasons.

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Managing Your Diabetes

Tips and Tools for a Sweet Life: Managing Diabetes is an affordable, patient-centered course designed to encourage interaction and collaboration among participants and educators in a warm, friendly and open environment.  Two individual sessions and four group classes, two hours each, are held over the course of 6 weeks on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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