Take control of your diabetes, ask your doctor for a referral!
The Illinois Valley Diabetes Center offers first-class services for those
dealing with pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, and Type 1 or Type 2
diabetes. The Center is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes
Educators, and is staffed by certified diabetes educators, pharmacists,
dietitians, athletic trainers, licensed social workers and nurse educators.
If you or someone you know has diabetes, Illinois Valley Community Hospital
offers a comprehensive program that includes Diabetes Self Management
Classes, in addition to individual appointments with a dietitian and a
diabetes nurse educator. Diabetes self-management education includes gaining
the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for taking control of your
diabetes. Our mission is to empower people of all ages to appropriately
self-manage their diabetes so they may benefit from lifelong good health.
Our team of experts in diabetes care offers a variety of services and
will work with your entire health care team to improve your health status,
and quality of life.
Individual Diabetes Education
One-on-one diabetes education is offered for gestational diabetes, type
1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, medication administration and instruction,
blood glucose monitoring, insulin pump therapy and all other diabetes-related
care. A physician’s order is required. The education includes appointments
with the nurse educator and/or registered dietitian and is held on the
main campus of IVCH. Costs are usually covered by insurance.Get IVCH financial assistance information
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
This test allows you to and your provider to view your glucose graphs 24
hours around the clock for up to 2 weeks. It provides unique insight about
how your meals, medications and physical activity affect your blood glucose
and makes it easier for you and your provider to make decisions about
changing your treatment plan.
Insulin Pump Therapy
IVCH is a contracted Pump Training Center with Certified Pump Trainers.
We can assist you with starting and maintaining pump therapy.
Diabetes Prevention Program
IVCH offers a Diabetes Prevention Program that has pending Recognition
from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The program is facilitated
by Certified Lifestyle Coaches who lead the group discussions and provide
support to participants. Sessions are held at the IVCH Room at the Peru Mall.
Diabetes Health Clinic
This monthly clinic lets clients with diabetes obtain lab testing, a retina
scan and brief group education about preventing diabetes complications
at one location during one appointment. This clinic is held on the first
Wednesday of each month at the CPRA Building (Peru YMCA) 300 Walnut Drive, Peru, IL
Diabetes Education Classes
Group education classes are offered as a three-part series. You and your
physician can decide if all three classes are needed, or if certain classes
would be best for you. A physician referral is required to attend classes.
Costs are usually be covered by insurance. Guests are welcome to attend
classes with you. Diabetes self-management classes will take place on
the main campus of IVCH at 925 West Street, Peru, IL.
- Class #1: Diabetes overview, blood glucose and A1c monitoring, diabetes
complication prevention and goal setting
- Class #2: Carbohydrate counting, meal planning, high and low blood glucose
– symptoms and treatment
- Class #3: A pharmacist, athletic trainer and social worker will answer
your questions related to diabetes medications, physical activity and
For information about the diabetes management program, contact:
Sandy Gramer, Program Assistant