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Control Your Diabetes

Live Your Life

Finding hope and living a full and rich life after a diabetes diagnosis is not only possible, it’s totally doable. Within our AdventHealth network, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, you’ll find specialists, nurses, physicians, and educators who work every day to help you manage your diabetes. We'll help you find the treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and give you the education and support resources you need. Channel your strength and reach for our help. Let’s face your diabetes diagnosis together.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Compassionate Diabetes Care

At Every Step and Every Moment

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Diabetes Education Center

Diabetes may lead to lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t have to interrupt your life. Our Diabetes Care team works to provide you with the right education to move forward and manage your diabetes with confidence. Our experienced and compassionate team of diabetes specialists can meet with you individually, or in a group setting, to give you the clarity and insights you need about important care topics, including:

  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Complication Prevention
  • Exercise
  • Medication
  • Nutrition
  • Weight Management

Along with valuable information, our diabetes specialists can guide your wellness, giving you food plans, recipes, strategies for eating out, behavior change techniques, tips on how to handle emotional eating, and more. We offer the following:

  • Individual visits with a diabetes nurse educator and a registered dietitian
  • Diabetes education classes offered Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings
    • New classes starting every month
    • Tuesdays - 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Wednesdays - 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Free monthly support group on the first Thursday of each month from 11 am to noon

Diabetes education gives you the power to control diabetes so it does not control you. Call our Diabetes Education Center for more information or to schedule an appointment.

AdventHealth Diabetes Education Center
9100 W. 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204

Nutrition and Weight Management

When you need nutrition counseling, count on AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Nutrition Clinic. Our registered dietitians offer personalized counseling that fits your lifestyle, food preferences and medical needs, including:

  • Pre-diabetes/diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Weight Management
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Celiac disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Kidney disease
  • Food allergies
  • Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Vegetarian diet
  • Digestive disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer

Weight Management Programs at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission:

INSHAPE One-on-One Program

  • One, 90-minute session followed by weekly, 15-minute follow-up appointments with a registered dietitian 

Program Features:

  • Simple food plans made easy
  • Positive food attitudes
  • How to handle emotional eating
  • Behavior change techniques
  • Stress management
  • Self-care tips
  • Recipes
  • Strategies for eating out

To schedule an appointment, please call the Nutrition Clinic at Call913-676-2495.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes

With our help, diabetes won’t control your life. Let’s help you take charge. Learn more about our diabetes management events.

Classes and Programs

Living Well with Diabetes Class: Opportunities and Encouragement

Our world-class Diabetes Care team at AdventHealth offers the tools you need to keep your diabetes in check. One of those tools is our Living Well with Diabetes class that provides education and encouragement through a classroom and support group mixed learning environment. Arm yourself with the information you need to make smart lifestyle choices.

Join us for Living Well with Diabetes to:

  • Learn new information
  • Renew your energy
  • Ask questions and get answers you can trust
  • Share your experience with others

Call Call913-676-2548 with questions. There is no cost to attend this group class.

This class is held from 11 am to Noon at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Woodland Hills Building, 7315 Frontage Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204.

2020 Schedule:

  • January: No meeting this month - Happy New Year!
  • February 6: Let's Talk Technology: Blood Glucose Meters and Continuous Glucose Monitors - Discuss blood glucose and A1c goals and the technology that can help you get to your goal.
  • March 5: Hands-On Carb Counting - Practice your carb counting in a hands-on environment.
  • April 2: Label Reading: From Carbs to Fiber - Gain insight and increase your confidence in label reading.
  • May 7: Cooking Class - Whip up some fast and tasty dishes with our dietitians.
  • June 4: Disaster Preparedness - Build a disaster preparedness plan with guidance from one of our AdventHealth security officers.
  • July: No meeting this month - Happy 4th of July!
  • August 6: Caring for Your Eyes - Learn how to protect your eyes and about resources for individuals experiencing vision loss.
  • September 3: What is Out There for Me? - Learn about resources available within our community for individuals living with diabetes.
  • October 1: Color Your World - Paint your daily eating plan with new ideas about how to incorporate fruits and vegetables.
  • November 5: Managing Stress - Identify resources and discuss ways to cope and manage stress.
  • December 3: Party Potluck - Share a dish and tips to keep you on track during the holidays.


Stop Diabetes Before it Starts

Every day you try to feel your best. We want to make sure you can feel well now and into the future. Part of that mission is diagnosing diabetes so you can control it, and even stopping diabetes before it starts whenever possible. That's why at AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, we host classes where you can come and learn prediabetes and how to prevent a diabetes diagnosis from advanced practice nurses and registered dietitians.

There is no cost to attend this group class.

2020 Schedule:

  • March 9
  • July 13
  • October 12

This class is held from 6 to 8 pm in the Flint Hills Room in the Woodland Hills Building, 7315 East Frontage Road.

Maximum number of patients is 10. Patients are asked to not bring a guest.


Diabetes Class: After Your Hospital Stay

This class is open to anyone recently hospitalized at AdventHealth with a history of diabetes. Led by our certified diabetes nurse educator, learn how to handle the challenges that often occur when transitioning from the hospital back to your home environment. Bring your blood sugar logbook, meter and list of diabetes medications.

There is no cost to attend this group class.

This class is held from 11 am to Noon in the main hospital. Enter via the Outpatient Entrance and proceed to the Community Education classroom.

2020 Schedule:

January 7 March 17 May 26 August 11 October 20
January 21 March 31 June 9 August 25 November 3
February 4 April 14 June 23 September 8 November 17
February 18 April 28 July 14 September 22 December 1
March 3 May 12 July 28 October 6 December 15
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Take Control of Your Health

Diabetes Care You Can Count On

You’ve got this, because you’ve got us. Get the expert guidance and support you need to manage your diabetes and live a happier, healthier life.

From Diagnosis to Life-Long Management

Partners in Care

Combining the needs of real life with the needs of advanced care isn't always easy. The good news is, you don’t have to do it all on your own. Our multidisciplinary care team is here to guide you to the medical, social, and local resources that can help make living with diabetes easier. Trust us to help you feel more confident, more in control, and more empowered in your care.