Diabetes Services

MCH Diabetes Center

The MCH Diabetes Center helps individuals with diabetes develop and practice self-management skills, knowledge and attitude which will improve their health status, quality of life and reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.

The 12-month program will assess patients’ readiness to make critical lifestyle changes and supports them in that process through:

  • A core education series which provides basic skills and information recommended by the American Diabetes Association.
  • Individual education modules that focus on specific needs: weight management, insulin administration, oral medications and exercise.
  • Specialized education, including insulin pump use, the management of diabetes during pregnancy, and advanced nutrition such as carbohydrate counting.
  • Support groups that offer additional diabetes management education with the opportunity to share experiences with other individuals who have diabetes.
  • Encourages patients to keep regular appointments with their physician.
  • Periodically assesses patients’ progress in reducing Hemoglobin A1c levels through self-management skills.
  • Provides the patient’s physician with regular reports detailing patient status and progress toward goals.
  • This program is covered by most major medical insurance, including Medicare.

To refer patients to our program, or to receive more information about our Diabetes Center,
please call us at (432) 640-2128.

Information can also be found on the following websites:

International Diabetes Federation

American Diabetes Association

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)