Diabetes Education

The West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital (WCCH) diabetes education program is available for those recently diagnosed with diabetes, those who have had the disease for years, as well as pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  Our program is accredited through the American Diabetes Association and is staffed with a certified diabetes educator.  It provides patients with a wealth of information, practical tips, and a plan for successful lifestyle management.   Group or individual sessions are available.

Program topics include:
  • Diabetes Overview
  • Meal Planning
  • Physical Activity
  • Medications
  • Monitoring
  • Complications
  • Goal Setting
  • Psychological Adjustments
  • Management During Pregnancy
A diabetes support group is also held on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the WCCH Cafeteria Conference Room.  For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call (337) 527-4282. Group or individual sessions are available.