Don’t Let Diabetes Manage You

Presently, 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes, and current trends indicate that one in three Americans will develop diabetes sometime in their lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with diabetes can prevent premature death and disability by working with their support networks and health care providers.

edu_recog_prog_rgb-webMethodist Hospitals is helping patients with diabetes take control of their disease and lead healthier lives. Designed to educate patients with different types of diabetes, our comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program provides targeted guidance and instruction presented by highly qualified, caring professionals.

Methodist’s program is recognized and certified by the American Diabetes Association, Medicare, Medicaid and other commercial and private insurance providers. It has also received the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certification.

Seven Key Behaviors

Our comprehensive program helps patients manage their diabetes by focusing on seven key self-care behaviors:

  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking medications
  • Problem solving
  • Reducing risks
  • Healthy coping

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

Comprehensive diabetes education involving all
aspects of treatment as well as prevention
of chronic complications. Physician referral required.

Wednesdays • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(First 3 Wednesdays of the month)
Southlake Campus
Pavilion D, 303 East 89th Ave.
MerrillvilleIN 46410

Tuesdays • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
(First 3 Tuesdays of the month)
Northlake Campus 600 Grant St., Gary
(Meet by Booth #5 in Outpatient Registration)

To register, call 219-738-5802

Diabetes Support & Education Groups

A wide variety of topics related to diabetes are discussed. For persons with diabetes and their family members. Free.

Classes Meet
4th Tuesday of Every Month

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Northlake Campus Front Lobby Entrance
600 Grant St.• 
Gary, IN 46402


4th Tuesday of Every Month
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Southlake Campus Pavilion D, Room 161
303 East 89th Ave. • 
MerrillvilleIN 46410

For questions, call 219-738-5802

Methodist Hospitals Diabetes Services

Southlake Campus: Pavilion D, 303 East 89th Ave. • MerrillvilleIN 46410  •  219-738-5802
Northlake Campus: 600 Grant Street • Gary, IN 46402  •  219-886-4444