Northwest Health – La Porte Announces Upcoming Diabetes Education Opportunities

Northwest Health – La Porte offers the following diabetes programs – some free of charge – to help patients in the community avoid a diagnosis or manage the disease.

Class sizes are limited to ensure proper social distancing, and masks are required. Pre-registration is required.

Diabetes Support Group

This free Diabetes Support Group provides a place for those with diabetes and their support team to share ideas, experiences, and problems related to diabetes. The group meets from 11 a.m. - noon on the fourth Monday of the month, January 25, in the First Floor Conference Room in the Northwest Health building at 901 Lincolnway, La Porte. Call 219-325-7623 for more details.

Pre-Diabetes Individual Appointments

Come learn about the risk factors for diabetes and steps to manage pre-diabetes. This information is perfect for individuals who may have had an abnormal blood sugar reading, or whose doctors have expressed concerns about the possibility of developing diabetes. Call 219-325-7623 for more details.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

This is a comprehensive program to empower you to control your own health. A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Classes begin at the start of each month and continue for four weeks. Classes are offered from 9-11:30 a.m. on Mondays or 5 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in La Porte. Classes are offered from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in Michigan City, every other month beginning in January. Call 219-325-7623 for more details.

Individual Appointments

A physician’s order and pre-registration are required. Appointments may be made with either a certified diabetes educator or registered dietitian depending on your treatment method and needs: insulin, injectable, gestational diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring and nutritional education. Call 219-325-7623 for more details.