Welch Diabetes Education Center
Founded in 1992, the Welch Diabetes Education Center is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and is located at 615 Dubois Street in Vincennes, Indiana. The office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is closed all major holidays. For more information about the center please call 1-812-885-8010.
Mission Statement of the Center:
The mission of the Welch Diabetes Education Center at Good Samaritan Hospital is to provide quality comprehensive diabetes self-management education. The Welch Diabetes Education Center at Good Samaritan Hospital believes that education is the key to empowering the person with diabetes to better manage his or her diabetes and avoid the complications of diabetes and achieve an optimum health status.
The Center is staffed by two Registered Nurses and two Registered Dietitians. Three are Certified Diabetes Educators.
Services at the Welch Diabetes Education Center include:
Individual nurse and diet consult
Type 1 or 2 Diabetes with pregnancy and gestational diabetes
Follow- up education/supportive care
Pre pump assessment
Medical nutrition therapy
Diabetes: The Basics
Diabetes is a chronic disease that should be managed to help prevent acute and chronic complications.
In Type 1 diabetes
the pancreas makes little or no insulin. Insulin injections are a necessity for Type 1 diabetes along with a meal plan and exercise.
In Type 2 diabetes
, the pancreas makes insulin but either doesn't make enough or the body cells are resistant to the insulin. Treatment for Type 2 includes diet, exercise, oral medication and /or insulin.
In Gestational diabetes
, which occurs during pregnancy, women are unable to produce the extra insulin required during pregnancy. Typically the Gestational diabetes goes away after delivery, but the women are at a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Please also see:
American Diabetes Association
Please call 812-885-8010 for more information.
Welch Diabetes Education Center, 615 Dubois St., Vincennes, IN 47591.