Olympic Medical Center is a comprehensive health care provider serving the residents of Port Angeles, Sequim and surrounding communities. Inpatient services include a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. Outpatient services include cardiac care, cancer care, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, orthopaedics, surgical services, sleep center, home health, primary care, a walk-in clinic and specialty physician clinics.
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Preventing and Managing Diabetes

Diabetes Education Program
Education is available for newly diagnosed and previously diagnosed people interested in the latest information.  You will meet individually with a nurse/diabetes educator, and then either attend group classes or complete additional one-on-one appointments with a nurse or dietitian educator.

Topics may include the following:

  • Meal planning: carbohydrate counting, weight management, low-fat meals, dining out, and more
  • Medication and insulin instruction
  • Exercise guidelines
  • Goal setting
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Risk management and complication prevention
  • Psychosocial support
  • Insulin pump therapy

Work with Your Physician
A referral is required from a physician for you to enter the program.  We work with you and your physician to design the best training program to meet your needs.

Accredited Program
We are an American Diabetes Association recognized program that meets national standards for self-management education.  Our experienced team of certified diabetes educators (CDE) and registered dietitians (RD) are qualified and eager to help you reach your goals.

Family Support
Our team recognizes the value of a support system in the management of diabetes.  We welcome you to bring a family member or friend to attend your programs with you. 

Insurance Coverage
You may be eligible for partial or full insurance coverage.  Please contact your insurance company to verify your coverage level.  Medicare patients are eligible for 10 hours of initial instruction and two hours every year after that. 

Contact Us
If you are interested in our Program or for more information, please call us at (360) 417-7125. Diabetes Education is available in both Port Angeles and Sequim.

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Scheduling an Appointment

Diabetes counseling requires a physician’s order. Initial appointments are one hour, with 30-minute follow-up sessions scheduled as needed. A fee is charged for diabetes counseling. To determine insurance coverage, please check with your insurance provider. For more information, call Diabetes Education and Prevention at (360) 417-7125. Our fax number is (360) 417-7188.
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