169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607-772-6269 • Fax: 607-771-6280
Lourdes is recognized by the American Diabetes
Association and affiliated with American Healthways, formerly
Diabetes Treatment Centers of America, the largest provider of
specialized diabetes services in the country. This allows us to
offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services.
Diabetes education is offered in group settings and on an
individual basis as needed. Our dietitians, clinical nurse
specialists and certified diabetes educators work with your
physician to tailor an education package that includes survival
skills, monitoring, meal planning, insulin, and oral medications.
Most insurance plans cover the educational sessions.
The Diabetes Education Series takes place at
the Lourdes Diabetes Center. Classes are held
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Evening sessions offered
routinely throughout the year. Call 607-772-6269 for more
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is the body's inability to
control its blood sugar level. It affects approximately 16 million
people nationally and when left untreated, can lead to long term
The Lourdes Diabetes Center team works with you and your
physician to develop a management program of treatment and
Diabetes can slow recovery if you are admitted to the hospital
for an illness or surgery. Our staff will make sure you get the
special care you need while in the hospital.
Outpatient services gives you the
information and support you need to control your diabetes:
- diabetes management classes
- food and nutrition class
- support groups
- starting insulin class
- personal sessions for special needs
In addition to the outpatient services, Lourdes Hospital offers
a comprehensive program of screenings and additional services for
someone diagnosed with diabetes.
- retinal screenings
- vascular screenings
- podiatric services
- wound care
- rehabilitation programs
Lourdes Offers Glucose Stabilizer Technology to Patients
Lourdes Diabetes Center offers the Glucose Stabilizer, the
latest in diabetes management technology, to our inpatients. The
Glucose Stabilizer is a computerized calculation software program
used by nurses and doctors to quickly and accurately calculate the
dosage of intravenous insulin administered to patients with
elevated or low levels of blood glucose. This technology
computerizes the complex calculations used to determine the proper
IV insulin dosage and provides automated patient reports.
This process improves a patients glucose control, saves critical
staff time and resources by doing the calculations allowing for
nurses to have more time to provide care at the patients bedside,
and reduces potentially dangerous dosing calculation errors.
The benefit to having IV insulin infusion is a decrease in the
time required to achieve and maintain blood glucose targets.
It takes significantly less time to get a patient out of the
glucose danger zone and into the target zone, resulting in marked
improvements in patient outcomes.
Features and benefits for most patients include:
Learn more about Diabetes
Visit the American Diabetes
Association Web site.