Address

3520 S.W. 6th Ave.
Topeka, Kan. 66606

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Phone

(785) 368-0416

Educational and Support Offerings

Individual Consultation

Certified Diabetes Educators work with patients individually to assist in training needs to use diabetes devices as well as problem-solve and manage medications based on physician-directed protocols.

Group Classes

Through class discussion and hands-on activities, patients learn and develop skills needed in order to make wise choices about how to live and manage diabetes. Class presentations focus on the AADE7™ (American Association Of Diabetes Educators) seven self-care behaviors that are essential for improved health status and greater quality of life. The self-care behaviors are:

  • Healthy eating 
  • Being active 
  • Monitoring 
  • Taking medication 
  • Problem solving 
  • Healthy coping 
  • Reducing Risks 

Self-Care Handouts

Medical Nutrition Therapy (Nutrition Consult)

Work personally with a registered dietitian to achieve nutrition and wellness goals. Behavior modification, emotional coping skills and problem-solving strategies will be promoted and supported through counseling and education sessions.Call the DLC to learn when this class is available.

Insulin Pumps and CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring)

Education is available to provide training and management skills needed to become successful at wearing an insulin pump and/or CGM managing diabetes.

The Latest in Insulin Pumps and Glucose Sensors is a class designed for current pump users and those considering an insulin pump for the first time. It will provide an overview of pump therapy and CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) as well as current options available. Following the 60-minute class, all major insulin pump and CGM device manufacturers will be available to allow for a "hands on" look at the products.

Instructor: Julie Johnson, BS, RN, CDE, CPT

Date: Monday, July 15

Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: DLC Classroom, which is on the lower level of the Cotton-O’Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, 3520 S.W. 6th Ave., in Topeka.

Insurance will be billed for the cost of attending. 

Call the DLC to reserve a seat at (785) 368-0416.

Support Group

By meeting in a group environment, patients have the opportunity to exchange information and network with others who are living and coping with diabetes. 

Living with Diabetes Support Group is open to the public and is free of charge.
Date: Group meets every Tuesday morning
Time: 10 to 11 a.m. (except on holidays)
Location: DLC Classroom, which is on the lower level of the Cotton-O’Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, 3520 S.W. 6th Ave., in Topeka.

Prevent Diabetes
Offers people who have not been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the opportunity to learn more about what can be done once blood glucose levels begin to approach higher than normal levels. Learn about lifestyle changes to prevent and/or delay the onset of diabetes. Call the DLC to learn when this class is available.