The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus offers a full range of diabetes and endocrinology services with a team approach, including providers and diabetes educators who work together with patients to provide the best outcomes possible. We are committed to delivering outstanding care to our patients, including prevention and education as well as excellent treatment. We are located at 634 SW Mulvane St., Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66606.
Our Diabetes and Endocrinology Center treats patients with thyroid disorders and diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure (hypertension), cholesterol problems, menopause, metabolic disorders and more. Your team of experts will help you develop life-long habits and give you the tools and resources you need to stay healthy.
We are dedicated to working to keep our community strong, partnering with our patients every step of the way.
The Diabetes and Endocrinology Center offers a number of classes taught by a diabetes educator to help people with diabetes understand and manage their diabetes. To learn more about the classes we offer, please call Tara Schooler, Registered Dietitian, at 785-272-2240.
Self-management training: This service is designed to help the patient gain the tools and knowledge to manage blood glucose values, maintain health and reduce the risk of complications associated with poor blood glucose control. This program starts with a one hour individual assessment visit, followed by two group class sessions totaling six hours. Three months after attending classes, the participant is asked to attend a free follow-up session to evaluate goals set and help address any concerns or questions.
Pregnancy and diabetes/gestational diabetes: This service includes a 60-90 minute consult. Patients are taught about meal planning and monitoring blood sugars.
Medical nutrition therapy (MNT): This service is offered to individuals diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes or renal disease by physician referral. Sessions involve individualized assessment and consultation by a Registered Dietitian. Goals for MNT may include: obtaining blood glucose control; preventing or treating chronic complications of diabetes such as elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure or renal disease; improve health through food choices and physical activity.
Insulin therapy: The purpose, type, dose and timing of prescribed insulin is reviewed as well as the peak, onset and duration with this service. We will discuss other important topics related to insulin injections and review information regarding hypoglycemia during these educational sessions.
Type 2 injectable medications: The purpose and function of prescribed injectable medication is discussed as well as the correct dose, time of administration, side effects and precautions. We will discuss signs, symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia and, per doctors' orders, review any additional instructions regarding other diabetes medications.
Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM): This service includes assisting patients with training on continuous glucose monitoring using Libre or Dexcom G6.
This is a FREE support group offered to diabetics and their families. The group is facilitated by a registered dietitian and offers education and advice as well as support from fellow diabetics. The group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Tallgrass Medical Building, 601 SW Corporate View, Topeka, KS 66615. For more information, call Tara Schooler, Registered Dietitian, at 785-272-2240.
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