Diabetes Support Services

Living with Diabetes Support Group
Group Education
Family Eye Care

Psychology and Counseling

Patients may come to the Diabetes Management Center for a wide range of related services. Our primary focus at the DMC is education and support for persons with diabetes or prediabetes.

Living with Diabetes Support Group

This support group for individuals with diabetes and their families meets on the first Monday of odd numbered months from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Diabetes Management Center Classroom at the Capital Region Southwest Campus. Guest speakers present information about foot care, carbohydrate counting and other diabetes-related topics. Watch for newspaper announcements detailing the group's meetings and speakers or call the Diabetes Management Center for additional information. Click here for a printable schedule.

Group Education

A group education room is available so patients and family members can meet and discuss with others the unique needs and concerns of diabetic treatment and management. The center offers educational programs on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

A physician referral is required to schedule an appointment. For more information call 573-632-5090.

Family Eye Care

Eye complications related to diabetes are among the leading causes of blindness in people between the ages of 25 and 75. At Capital Region Family Eye Care, Dr. Larry Stauffer and staff are committed to helping you protect your eyesight from diabetes-related complications, including retinopathy.

Sam B. Cook Healthplex

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage diabetes, and Capital Region Sam B. Cook Healthplex offers you a state-of-the-art fitness center just across the hall from the Diabetes Management Center. Unlike most “health clubs,” Sam B. Cook Healthplex is hospital-based and staffed by knowledgeable, certified health and fitness professionals.

Center for Mental Wellness

Living with diabetes can present significant challenges for both patients and their loved ones.

Fortunately, the Center for Mental Wellness at CRMC offers a staff of highly trained and licensed counselors, social workers and psychologists to help you deal with issues relating to lifestyle change, as well as depression and other coping skills and psychological problems.

Please Note: When Jefferson City Public Schools are cancelled due to weather, educational classes will also be cancelled.