Diabetes self-management education has been shown to improve quality of life, reduce medication costs, decrease lower-extremity amputations and reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
If you recently were diagnosed with diabetes or if you have had it for many years, Lake Regional's diabetes educators can help. Our caring, experienced staff provide education, motivation, support and hope for people living with diabetes.
Our program, recognized by the American Diabetes Association, will help you understand the disease and your medications, plan healthy meals, be more active, manage stress and cope with the daily tasks of living with diabetes.
Referrals and Fees
Individual and group sessions are available. Ask your physician for a referral. Diabetes education is covered by Medicare and many health insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider before your appointment to determine your benefits, as well as any deductibles or copayments.
Locations and Directions
Our diabetes educators are located in the Education Resource Center on the third floor of Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. Directions: Enter the main entrance of the hospital. Take the elevator or stairs to the third floor. The Education Resource Center is directly across from the elevators.
Tara Randle, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator/Dietitian
Kristi Brown, R.N., MSN
Diabetes Educator/Registered Nurse