Diabetes

More than 25 million U.S. adults and children live with diabetes. It is a serious illness, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Hospitals across BJC HealthCare can help patients understand their risk factors, prevent and, if needed, manage their diabetes, making healthy choices that will help them live with the disease.

If you have just been diagnosed with diabetes or are living with the disease, there are many experts at BJC HealthCare who can help. Diabetes physician specialists (endocrinologists), certified diabetes educators and dietitians can offer treatment and assist with managing your condition. These individuals also provide the necessary education and support to help reduce the risk of medical complications often associated with diabetes, such as eye problems, nerve damage, kidney and heart disease, stroke, depression and sleep disorders.

You have access to comprehensive diabetes care throughout the communities BJC HealthCare serves:

  • Diabetes Education Centers certified by the American Diabetes Association for their quality education programs
  • Diabetes and endocrinology programs recognized at both adult and pediatric academic hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
  • Laboratory services, including blood tests
  • Nutrition counseling from certified diabetes educators and dietitians
  • Education classes and counseling for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes  
  • Gestational diabetes counseling for moms-to-be
  • Insulin therapy, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Diabetes support groups
  • Diabetic foot care

Find diabetes services at:

Alton Memorial Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Boone Hospital Center

Parkland Health Center

Progress West Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital