Kaweah Delta Outpatient Diabetes Center
Treatment & Education for Diabetes in Visalia
At Kaweah Delta we offer a number of services for people with diabetes
free support groups,
free classes and one-on-one services available at our Outpatient Diabetes Center. At
the outpatient diabetes center, patients can receive counseling and treatment
for diabetes. If you have recently been diagnosed with the disease, we
offer numerous educational programs to help you adjust to a new, healthier
lifestyle. Patients can be seen one-on-one with an educator or in group
classes depending on their insurance and patient preference. We encourage
family members to attend also.
The Kaweah Delta Diabetes Outpatient Center is located at:
Kaweah Delta Chronic Disease Management Center
325 S. Willis Street
Visalia, CA 93291
We accept virtually all insurances. When your referral is received, our
staff checks your insurance benefits as a courtesy before we call to schedule
Appointments for these services can be made between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m.
There are two certified diabetes educators - a Registered Dietitian and
a Registered Nurse. Our nurse is fluent in Spanish for patients who do
not speak English as their first language.
We teach patients on how to properly administer insulin, and can assist
physicians in the management of insulin doses to get blood sugars in control
faster. We also teach how to give other injectable medications for diabetes.
Other courses include instructions for glucose meters, insulin pumps,
and continuous glucose sensors.
Education topics include:
- Diet and carbohydrate counting
- Use of medications (pills and insulin)
- Preventing and treating low and high blood sugars
- Preventing complications to eyes, feet, heart, kidneys
- Emotional well-being in Diabetes
- Pregnancy and Diabetes
- Feet care/skin care/dental care
- Sick day rules
- Labs and recommended exams
Medical Nutrition Therapy
A Registered Dietitian is available to work with people on nutrition related
needs such as obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney disease,
liver disease, and more. A referral is required by the patient's health
care provider and appointments can be made Monday through Friday, between
8 am to 4 pm. Call 559-624-2849 to schedule an appointment.