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Aspen, CO 81611

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Helping You Thrive With

Diabetes Education

Living with diabetes can be challenging—we are here to help.

A new diabetes diagnosis can be especially overwhelming. The Diabetes Education Program at Aspen Valley Hospital is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident about caring for yourself and staying healthy over a lifetime.

Our Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) helps you navigate your way through healthy eating and meal planning, physical activity, medication use and the latest diabetes technologies for the best health outcomes.

The four key times to see a diabetes care and education specialist are:

  • At diagnosis
  • Annually
  • When a new complicating factor arises
  • When a transition in life and care happens

Diabetes treatment and technologies are rapidly evolving. Regular visits ensure your management plan is the best one for you.

Program Offerings

Type 1 Diabetes – Insulin BASICS

We provide individual counseling for people with Type 1 diabetes. These sessions teach intensive management to allow greatest flexibility for a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Topics include:

  • medications that fit your lifestyle
  • new glucose technologies
  • healthy nutrition and physical activity
  • increasing your time in target to stay healthy over a lifetime
Type 2 Diabetes – BASICS Program

Offered in both individual and class settings, this program teaches you how to take care of diabetes day-to-day. It is designed for people with Type 2 diabetes who need to update skills or begin to manage a new diagnosis of diabetes. This program focuses on ways to improve quality of life and prevent complications.

You will learn:

  • what is diabetes and how do you manage it
  • healthy meal planning
  • incorporating physical activity into your life
  • how to monitor your progress and which new technologies are available for you
Gestational Diabetes – BASICS Program

For expecting mothers who develop diabetes in pregnancy.

You will learn:

  • what is gestational diabetes and how do you manage it
  • healthy meal planning and physical activity
  • monitoring blood glucose
  • using medications if needed
  • preventing Type 2 diabetes
Prediabetes – Preventing T2 Program

Individual counseling and coaching to empower you to lose weight, be more active and prevent Type 2 diabetes.

You will learn:

  • what is prediabetes
  • how to change your daily routines one step at a time to promote healthier eating and living to lower A1C
Continuous Glucose Monitor Program (CGM)

Yes, you can monitor your blood sugar without finger pricks! CGM technology is revolutionizing diabetes care and helping people to really see the areas they need to time in target to stay healthy over a lifetime.

Our CGM Program includes two systems and allows you to try a new technology for 10-14 days and collect data 24/7 that helps you and your practitioner problem solve to make informed decisions about your diabetes management.

Meet Laurie Osier, RDN, CDCES

Diabetes Educator

Laurie Osier, RDN, CDCES completed her post-graduate internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA with a Joslin Diabetes Center affiliation. She has held a specialty certification in diabetes management since 2008 and recently completed a CGM certificate program.

Her passion is helping patients manage their diabetes in a supportive, coaching environment using all the latest technologies to increase time in target.  She believes in meeting people where they are and helping them take realistic steps toward their long-term goals. Her ongoing professional development centers on new discoveries in the field of diabetes and methods for helping people move through the change process and establish new habits.

How to Register

Your primary care provider can refer you to the Diabetes Education Center or you can call to inquire. All programs are offered in Aspen and Basalt, in both English and Spanish.

We accept Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances.

To register or get more information, call the Diabetes Education Center at (970) 544-7394.

Para español, llame al (970) 544-1543