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Diabetes and Endocrinology

Whether you’re trying to get diabetes under control or working to prevent it, you can count on Lakes Regional Healthcare to provide you with the education and support you need. Our certified diabetes educators are registered nurses or registered dietitians work closely with you and your physician to support your care. Some of the services we provide include:

Diabetic Education

Understanding how to manage your diabetes can be difficult. Fortunately, diabetic education at Lakes Regional Healthcare gives you the tools you need to succeed. You may qualify for up to 10 hours of diabetic education after your initial diagnosis and two hours of education each subsequent year after. Education is provided by an accredited diabetic educator in our Outpatient Center. Topics covered include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Taking medication
  • Problem solving
  • Healthy coping
  • Reducing risks

In order to receive diabetic education, you must have a physician’s order. The education is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance if you have a diabetes diagnosis. If you do not have a diabetes diagnosis, education will be an out-of-pocket expense. To learn more, call 712-336-8650.

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition counseling helps you develop a plan to effectively control your diabetes through factors you can, and want to, change, such as food choices, timing of meals, and physical activity levels. To learn more, visit Nutrition Counseling.

Care Coordination

Our primary care providers are excellent resources for your overall healthcare. They are located on our campus and work with most of our departments and staff on a daily basis as well as have strong working relationships with healthcare professionals at Avera in Sioux Falls. So when you need to receive care, they can ensure it happens conveniently and quickly.

Foot Care

Unfortunately, foot problems and diabetes often go together because diabetes damages the nerves and decreases the blood flow to the feet. Our podiatrists can provide foot checks and clip toenails to help your feet remain healthy and free of infection.

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Andrew Mueting, DO

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Jessica Kelley, NP-C

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Natalie Potrament, ARNP

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Steve Baskerville, MD

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