Pump Training Locations: Alabama to Louisiana
University of Alabama-Birmingham
The Kirklin Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249
General Information: (205) 801-8000
Appointments: (205) 934-9999
UAB's endocrinology specialists diagnose and treat endocrine and hormone disorders, including thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and other glandular problems. The physicians take a special interest in caring for diabetic patients. In addition, a diabetes educator and dietitian are available in the clinic to encourage and teach the self-monitoring and care for diabetes.
Alaska Native Medical Center
4315 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Telephone: (907) 563-2662
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention is responsible for developing, documenting, and sustaining clinical and public health efforts to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives.
SJHMC Family Practice Center
2927 North Seventh Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85013
Arkansas Childrens Hospital
1 Childrens Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591
Telephone: (501) 364-1100
The Arkansas Children's Hospital offers the only pediatric insulin pump program in Arkansas for children with diabetes.
Loma Linda University Diabetes Treatment Center
11234 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, California 92354
The Diabetes Treatment Center, a recognized center of education by the American Diabetes Association, provides the tools essential to living well with diabetes.
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
1775 Aurora Ct.
Aurora, CO 80045
Telephone: (303) 724-2323
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes is one of the largest diabetes programs specializing in type 1 diabetes research and care (both children and adults) in the world. The Center is managed as a distinct administrative unit of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is located within a building on the University of Colorado Denver on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
102 North Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Telephone: (860) 940-6300
Individual instruction is available for focused topics such as home blood glucose monitoring, meal planning, carbohydrate counting, insulin use, pump therapy and intensive management. This is a perfect setting for pregnant women as well as for people who have previously completed our comprehensive group classes. People with hearing or visual impairments would also benefit from individual instruction.
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
Telephone: (302) 733-1000
An insulin pump can help you achieve good blood glucose control, reducing extreme fluctuations in blood sugar levels and allowing more flexibility in food choices and meal timing. To schedule an appointment to see if insulin pump therapy is right for you, call (302) 661-3060.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Childrens National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
The Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program is the largest center caring for children with diabetes in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, and the only one in the region willing to accept all new patients. We use a multidisciplinary team approach to provide comprehensive care to more than 1,800 patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes up to the age of 22 years. The team is under the direction of Fran Cogen, MD, and includes six physicians, certified diabetes educators (CDE), registered nurses, dietitian, psychologist, and a dedicated social worker. As an American Diabetes Association (ADA)-recognized education program, Childrens team helps children, teens, and their families understand and cope with all aspects of diabetes and its management.
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Telephone: (904) 202-2140
Insulin pump training is done with a team approach. Our certified pump trainer teaches patients how to use the pump and its operation. Our registered dietitian provides carbohydrate counting and nutrition education. The expertise of our professionals is coupled with ongoing support to create successful insulin pump therapy.
Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic
1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite 500
Gainesville, Georgia 30501-3819
Telephone: (770) 536-9864
For patients who would benefit from an insulin pump, this may be the route to choose. They will be thoroughly assessed for readiness and necessary management skills. They will receive the education needed to fill in the gaps. Their paperwork will be taken care of as well as the set up for placement on the pump.
University of Chicago Medical Center
Kovler Diabetes Center
5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC1027
Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone: (800) 989-6740
Understanding diabetes is an essential first step for controlling it. Through one-on-one training and group classes, we teach our patients about everything from monitoring blood glucose, to healthy eating, to using insulin pumps and glucose meters. Our Pediatric and Adult Diabetes Education Programs are very comprehensive, and have both earned recognition from the American Diabetes Association.
St. Mary's Medical Center
Bellemeade Medical Office Building
3801 Bellemeade Avenue
Evansville, IN 47714
Telephone: (812) 485-1814
The Joslin Diabetes Center affiliate at St. Mary's provides a comprehensive approach to advanced care for diabetes. Services include endocrinology physician services, diabetes education/self-management classes, exercise and weight loss programs, the Diabetic Foot Clinic (featuring vascular surgery, podiatry and physical and occupational therapies), and diabetes screenings and other community events and programs. The "Ease Into Fitness" exercise program for at-risk patients is a Joslin Diabetes Center innovation that includes a chair exercise routine for more debilitated patients.
Mercy Medical Center
701 10th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Telephone: (319) 398-6011
Mercy partnered with Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard University , in 2007. This partnership allows Mercys staff to access the latest advancements in diabetes education, care and treatment. Joslin is the most-recognized, well-regarded clinical champion of technology and new diabetes research. Eastern Iowans now have direct access to their latest findings, recommendations, protocols and teaching materials to help improve their diabetes management.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
9100 West 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66204
Telephone: (913) 676-2548
Whether youre newly diagnosed or have lived with diabetes for years, the Diabetes Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center can help you meet the challenge of living with diabetes. Although diabetes is a serious health concern, managing it properly will help reduce your risk for problems later in life. SMMCs Diabetes Center is accredited by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
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