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Working with the primary care physician, our experienced diabetes education team is committed to teaching self-management skills to patients with diabetes. Education is available to anyone with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes. A referral is required and many insurance companies cover our services.

We also have several programs for those at risk for or diagnosed with prediabetes. Our Prediabetes Class is held every six weeks. It’s free, and no referral is needed. Our free Diabetes Prevention Program requires a one-year commitment and has been proven to reduce risk through lifestyle changes. Patients can call (616) 252-8339 to sign up for either program.

Services:

  • Diabetes Self Management Training class
  • Insulin instruction and management
  • Insulin pump training
  • Meal planning and medical nutrition therapy
  • Glucose monitor instruction
  • Gestational diabetes education
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Prediabetes class   (donor funded icon)

MHHF_Donor-Funded-Icon Funded by Metro Health Hospital Foundation Donors

Diabetes Educators:
Susi Wals, RN, CDE, BSN
Sarah Vander Hart, MS, RD, CDE
Carol Van Rhee, RN, CDE, BSN
Carolyn Belsito, RD, CDE
Debbie Corwin, RN, CDE
Karen Kwekel, RN,BSN, CDE
Raylene Foster, MS, RD, CDE
Patrice Conrad, MSN, RN, CDE

Service Locations:
Metro Health Caledonia, 8941 N. Rodgers Ct., Caledonia, MI 49316
Metro Health Cedar Springs, 14211 White Creek Rd., Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Metro Health Comstock Park, 4200 N. Division, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Metro Health Internal Medicine, 2093 Health Dr. SW, Suite 302, Wyoming, MI 49519
Metro Health Jenison, 7686 Georgetown Center Dr., Jenison, MI 49428
Metro Health Lowell, 2550 W. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331
Metro Health Rockford, 4685 Belding Rd., Rockford, MI 49341
Metro Health Southwest, 2215 44th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Metro Health Wayland, 893 East Superior, Wayland, MI 49348

Referrals:
Phone: (616) 252-8339 Fax: (616) 252-8397

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