Diabetes Community Center
With proper self-management, diabetes can be a highly controllable condition. For more information, please contact the Diabetes Community Center at 773-989-2292. 

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, are struggling to control the condition or would like an update on the latest research, medications, and trends, the Diabetes Community Center is here to assist you in achieving your goals.

The Diabetes Community Center teaches self-care techniques such as nutritional management, exercise, lifestyle improvements and blood glucose monitoring. Specialized diabetes training and management of intensive and innovative diabetes technologies including insulin pumps and continuous blood glucose monitoring are also provided. The self-care techniques offered through the Diabetes Self-Management Training Program have achieved recertification by the American Diabetes Association.

The outpatient Diabetes Community Center provides care for people facing type 1 and type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, preconception care/management during pregnancy and gestational diabetes.

New - Our diabetes self-management program has been recognized once again by the American Diabetes Association for providing patients with high-quality education to manage their diabetes!

If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, or if you are looking for ways to better control the condition, the Diabetes Community Center (DCC) staff is here to assist you. 

Our diabetes specialists work with your primary care physician to help you achieve optimal control of your diabetes. By providing comprehensive education and information about self-care, the DCC can help you can decrease complications and improve your quality of life. 

The DCC provides resources and materials for people living with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance.  A physician’s referral is needed to access the center’s services. Educational topics include:
  • Disease process and progression
  • Proper nutritional habits 
  • The importance of physical activity
  • Medication use and safety (oral, insulin and insulin delivery systems)
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • How to prevent, detect and treat acute and chronic complications
  • Goal setting and problem solving
  • Psychosocial adjustment
  • Preconception care, management during pregnancy and gestational diabetes
The Wound Care and Limb Preservation Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital focuses exclusively on the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. Our team of doctors and nurses are dedicated and specifically trained to treat wounds that have resisted healing after months or years of traditional treatment. After initiating treatment at the Center, an estimated 82% of our patients heal within two months—and our overall healing rate exceeds the national benchmark.

The objective is to treat not only the wound but to also address the underlying issue that is causing the wound. In the case of diabetes, this program helps patients manage the disease by eliminating painful, persistent symptoms.

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Contact the Diabetes Community Center at 773-989-2292.
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