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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 

Weight Management University Group Program

  • 50 minute classes for eight weeks
  • Enjoy the support of others learning together
  • Call for the next available session dates and times

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 in the Woodland Hills Building, 7315 E. Frontage Road.

2019 Schedule:

  • January: No meeting this month - Happy New Year!
  • February 7: Medications for Diabetes Management - Learn about the latest medications available to treat diabetes including a hands-on demonstration.
  • March 7: Healthy Eating for People Living with Diabetes - Let's talk carb counting and healthy eating basics with a registered dietitian.
  • April 4: Keeping a Healthy Gut - Learn how to get your probiotics through nutrition.
  • May 2: Cooking Class - Whip up some fast and tasty dishes with our dietitians.
  • June 6: Introduction to the American Diabetes Association - Learn the resources and opportunities available to you at the local and national level.
  • July: No meeting this month - Happy 4th of July!
  • August 1: Diabetes and a Hospital Stay - Learn what you can expect if you are admitted to the hospital as a person with diabetes.
  • September 5: The Scoop on Immunizations - Which ones do you need and why?
  • October 3: Nutrition Jeopardy - Learn about controlling your diabetes through an interactive game of Jeopardy.
  • November 7: Gearing up for the Holiday Season - Get ideas to make your holidays, family dinners and travel with diabetes go more smoothly.
  • December 5; 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.

2019 Schedule:

  • March 4
  • September 16

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


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.

2019 Schedule:

January 8 March 19 May 28 August 20 October 15
January 22 April 2 June 11 August 20 October 29
February 5 April 16 June 25 September 3 November 12
February 19 April 30 July 9 September 17 November 26
March 5 May 14 July 23 October 1 December 10


Weight Management University Group Program

  • 50-minute classes for an initial eight-week session followed by an optional four-week session
  • Enjoy the support of others learning together
  • Call Call913-676-2495 for the next available dates and times and to register
  • Cost is $99 for eight, 50-minute classes
  • Two sets of labs included in the registration fee (fasting glucose and lipid panel)
  • 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
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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.