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Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes Education

St. Luke's Diabetes and Endocrinology experts work closely with patients to develop the skills needed to manage the condition.

Our diabetes experts work closely with patients and their families to develop the skills needed to manage the condition. We encourage patients to meet a diabetes educator as soon as they are diagnosed, whether their illness is managed by one of our endocrinologists or the patient’s primary care physician.

To contact the Diabetes Education Center, call 484-526-3025.

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Our certified diabetic educators are either registered nurses or registered dietitians who have obtained additional certification in diabetes education.

  • Kim Ayers-Bringhurst, MPH, RD, LDN, CDCES
  • Robin Gayle, MBA, RD, LDN, CDCES
  • Tim Leech, RD, LDN, CDCES
  • Janae Wames, RD, LDN, CDCES
  • Rachel Frey, RD, LDN
  • Renee Sigfried, RN, CPT

​Diabetes educator Robin Gayle offers helpful weight loss tips.​

Our educators meet with each patient individually to provide information about diabetes, its treatment and its complications. This includes:

  • Training patients and caregivers to use diabetes devices, such as blood glucose meters, insulin pens and pumps, and continuous glucose monitors
  • Providing nutrition education
  • Teaching problem-solving strategies to deal with potential problems

In addition, patients participate in small group classes, where they receive additional education and the support of their peers. Classes and support services include:

  • Living well with diabetes
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor training
  • Nutrition counseling for diabetes & prediabetes
  • Diabetes support group for living well class participants

Our Center Valley location also offers on-site health care services, such as podiatry and eye care.