We continue to monitor COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses in our communities. Read the most current information about prevention, testing and where to go if you're sick.

COVID-19 Information
Select the search type
  • Site
  • Web

Diabetes Management Center

Whether you have spent years struggling with diabetes or are newly diagnosed, it can be a confusing and challenging condition. Understanding risk factors, knowing your numbers, and making healthy choices can make a difference.

Alton Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Management Center can help you manage your diabetes by providing you with the information and resources you need. The American Diabetes Association recognizes the Center for quality self-management education.


Diabetes Management Center Services


The Center offers one-on-one sessions with a diabetes nurse specialist. You will find a variety of services, including:

  • Diabetes overview
  • Medication instruction
  • Insulin pump training
  • Diet — carbohydrate counting
  • Exercise planning
  • Foot care strategy
  • Home monitoring of blood sugar and urine ketones
  • Sick-day management
  • Education on the prevention of complications
  • Resources and community services
  • Consultation for gestational diabetes (occurring in some pregnant women)
  • Consultation for children with Type 2 diabetes

A physician referral is required to receive Center services. Medical plans often cover diabetes education. Consult your provider.

Diabetes Support Group

If you or a loved one has diabetes, the Diabetes Management Center hosts a support group from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.

To visit the Diabetes Management Center, please park outside the hospital's Olin Wing (orange awning). Go in that door and the Diabetes Management Center is the first office on the left (Room G-267).

For more information about Alton Memorial’s Diabetes Management Center call

618.463.7526 or email us.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 618.463.7220 or 800.392.0936
General Information: 618.463.7311
Alton Memorial Hospital
One Memorial Drive
Alton, Illinois 62002

Copyright © 1997-2024 BJC HealthCare. All Rights Reserved.