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Diabetes Care Center

The Loyola University Health System (Loyola) Diabetes Care Center provides comprehensive group and individualized treatment programs to adults with diabetes. The center utilizes the team approach to patient care, providing the patient with the expertise of a variety of health professionals. This includes board certified endocrinologists, an advanced practice nurse and certified diabetes educators. In addition, a social worker is available as needed.

Loyola University Health System's new program at Hickory Hills is designed as a "one-stop shop." Your visit will be coordinated so that you see all of the necessary physicians and services, such as diabetes education, endocrinology, ophthalmology and podiatry, under one roof, all during the same visit. And you will discuss your results with your diabetes educator, who will schedule your next appointment for you.

Loyola's Diabetes Care Center program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and follows the ADA's standards of care. These standards are directed toward ideal control of diabetes and prevention of complications.

Your primary-care physician will schedule your first assessment. Or you can call (888) LUHS-888 or (888-584-7888) to schedule your appointment. You can also leave a message at (708) 233-2487 and a nurse will call you back to make your next appointment.

For your convenience, you can fill out a new-patient questionnaire before your first visit through myLoyolaSelect, a secure Internet connection that allows you to view your health history, e-mail your doctor and request an appointment. You can obtain your login password during your Loyola primary-care physician visit, by visiting another Loyola location or by calling (888) LUHS-888 (888-584-7888).

Services offered include:

  • Physician evaluations
  • Group classes are conducted by nurse educators and dietitians. Classes include:
    • Individual treatment programs
    • Diabetes disease process
    • Nutrition management
    • Physical activity
    • Medications
    • Monitoring, prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic complications
    • Goal setting
    • Problem solving
    • Psychosocial adjustment
  • Individual treatment programs

Nurse educators and dietitians, working closely with each patient's physician, develop individualized care plans. Individual discussions include the areas covered in group classes, as well as preconception care, management of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy, gestational diabetes and intensive insulin therapy, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring with sensors.

Location

  • Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills

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