We offer diabetic education!
Our certified diabetic care and education specialists, Laurie McClain, CDCES, RD, LD/N, is available to provide high-quality individual and comprehensive care and support for type 1, type 2 and prediabetics. She educates patients about using a meter, testing and the importance of reporting blood sugars. Diet control, carbohydrate counting, label-reading and a list of low-carbohydrate snacks are provided to her patients. During patient visits, she explains the complications of uncontrolled blood sugars and the possibility of medication use in pregnancy, with a demonstration of insulin use. She discusses hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic reactions and how to correct them. In addition, she explains the importance of antenatal testing, including the non-stress test, biophysical profile and fetal kick counts for patients’ unborn babies.