The Diabetes Management Team at Northwest Health System is part of the American Diabetes Association nationally recognized program.
Working with You to Manage Your Diabetes and Your Health
Northwest Health System offers the guidance you need to adopt healthy lifestyle changes in order to live well with diabetes. Because of the nature of the disease, it is vital for you to play an active role in controlling it. Our knowledgeable, professional staff consists of Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Certified Diabetes Educators and a Spanish translator. We also have an Endocrinologist on the medical staff that can consult with our patients. These professionals work with you and your physician to teach you how to manage your diabetes effectively.
Our diabetes self-management training program covers diabetes from every angle. You will learn all about how the disease progresses and what current treatments are available. We have the newest blood sugar monitors, insulin pumps, and insulin delivery systems. We also have access to the Cardiac Rehab Exercise rooms at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.
Who Can Benefit from Diabetes Self-Management Training?
If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, or if you are just now beginning to take diabetes medication – either orally or by injection –you can benefit from Northwest Health's diabetes self-management training. Also, women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes – diabetes that develops during pregnancy – will benefit from the information and techniques learned here.
Supporting You and Your Diabetes
Diabetes Education Classes - ask your physician to refer you to these classes if interested
Diabetes Support Group - meets the 2nd Tuesday in March, June, September and December at noon in the Jones Clinic 6th floor classroom. Call 757-3667 for more information.
Pre-Diabetes Support Group - meets in January, March, May, July, September and November at the Benton County campus. Call 553-2010, or 553-2011 for more information and to register.
Health Management and Education
Northwest Medical Center (479) 757-3667
Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville: (479) 553-2010