Our Approach

The diabetes programs at Good Shepherd can provide you with tools needed to put you in control of your diabetes. Our team consists of a registered nurse, a certified diabetes educator, an exercise physiologist, a pharmacist, a licensed professional counselor and a registered, licensed dietitian.  The entire staff is experienced in diabetes management and eager to help you improve your health. Most services require a physician’s referral and in most cases are covered by Medicare or private insurance.

Diabetes Self-Management and Education

Our comprehensive program involves individual and group sessions designed to meet your busy lifestyle. Topics include:

  • Monitoring blood sugar
  • Acute/chronic complications
  • Hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia
  • Meal planning and healthy eating
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Food labels
  • Medications
  • Physical activity
  • Sick day management
  • Behavior modification
  • Stress reduction and problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Foot care
  • Reducing risk of complications

Types of treatment offered at Good Shepherd Marshall:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: The pancreas is not making insulin at all; usually develops in children; people with type 1 must take insulin every day
  • Type 2 Diabetes: The pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the insulin does not work properly; this is the most common form of diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes: Pregnancy causes an increase in hormones keeping insulin from working properly
  • Pre-Diabetes: Blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes; most people who have type 2 diabetes had pre-diabetes
  • Insulin Start: Some people require insulin to manage their diabetes, given in the form of injections

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition involves nutrition counseling provided by a registered, licensed dietitian tailored to the personal needs of the individual with pre-diabetes or diabetes. MNT services are also available for other disease processes, including, but not limited to: obesity, renal disease, hyperlipidemia, GERD, celiac disease, and others.

 

Our Location

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Longview
700 East Marshall Ave.
Longview, Texas 75601

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NOTE: A representative from CHRISTUS Health will contact you between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm CDT to help you schedule an appointment.

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