CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwest Louisiana is fully equipped to provide safe, quality care to our communities. Learn More

Our Approach

Approximately 18 million Americans suffer from Diabetes. Unfortunately, an estimated five million people do not even know they have the disease. Our diabetes management program, accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), can provide the tools to help you make healthy choices while addressing your specific treatment and lifestyle modification needs. You will also have the opportunity to participate in group classes enabling you to learn about diabetes whether it is something new or something you've been living with for years.

Our team of diabetes specialists and certified diabetes educators help you and your families:

  •  Understand how diabetes affects blood glucose levels
  •  Learn how to monitor blood glucose at home
  •  Understand how to select foods to assist in controlling blood glucose levels
  •  Prevent low blood glucose levels



Support Groups

Our Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Thursday of every-other-month in the hospital boardroom. Join us to stay current and keep up with all things Diabetes. This group provides education and support for those who have diabetes or anyone who may have loved ones with diabetes. No appointment is needed and anyone is welcome to attend.

For more information and a list of support group dates, please contact our Diabetes Educator at 337-475-4075.



Our Location

CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital
4200 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

PH: 337-475-4075

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If This Is a Medical Emergency, Please Dial 911

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

  • Diabetes Management
  • Symptoms of Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes Education
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