Living with Diabetes: Don's Story
Diabetes Wellness Center
(918) 567-7000 or (800) 349-7026 Ext. 6942 or 6959
An award-winning state-of-the-art Diabetes Wellness Center (DWC) is located next to the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina. An Endocrinologist and Mid-level Providers are dedicated in providing excellent care in the treatment of diabetes and related illnesses. The facility has an accredited education program through the American Association of Diabetes Educators with seven Certified Diabetes Educators and two Registered Dieticians. On-site Pharmacy education, Fitness Coaches, and Case Management completes the care provided to patients. We have dental services and Diabetic Retinal Screenings.”
Certified Diabetes Educators and RN Diabetes Educators are available in the outlying clinics for Diabetes Self-Management Training education. They work with DWC providers to provide case management services for patients needing additional assistance with glucose control. The Diabetes Wellness Center received the Centers of Excellence Award in 2019 from The Joint Commission and were the first to receive this award in an outpatient setting.”
Choctaw Nation has 11 health lifestyle coaches that teach diabetes prevention both on site and virtually. The link to apply for this education is https://www.choctawnation.com/dpp.
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