Diabetes Care

Parker Adventist Hospital

9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, Colorado 80138

39.5486133, -104.7710383

Latitude: 39.5486133, Longitude: -104.7710383

Diabetes Care

Parker Adventist Hospital

Diabetes Education Center

Did you know that over 25.8 million people in the United States are affected by diabetes?

Whether you're newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for a long time, remember - you're not alone. The Diabetes Education Center at Parker Adventist Hospital is here for you.

Parker Adventist  Hospital offers a dynamic, interactive program with clear goals and a curriculum designed to help you take control of your diabetes, reduce its risks and live a rich, active life.

Taking charge of your lifestyle is one of the most significant aspects to managing your diabetes effectively. By making smart choices related to the food you eat, getting regular exercise, taking medication and monitoring your blood sugar - you can reduce your risk of the serious complications caused by uncontrolled diabetes.

Referral Form

Physician referral forms are needed for many of our diabetes classes, download a referral form.

Diabetes Symptoms

Often the symptoms of diabetes go unnoticed because they can be similar to other illnesses or seem harmless. Some of the possible warning signs include:

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment to see your doctor right away. You can also take an online Diabetes risk test provided by the American Diabetes Association.

  • Excessive thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Blurry vision
  • Irritability
  • Increased fatigue
  • Program Topics & Benefits

    Program topics

    The program curriculum includes interactive instruction on many topics:

    Program Benefits

    We know you're not like any other person with diabetes and that your experience and needs are unique to you. For this reason, we work very closely with you - teaching you how to enjoy a healthy, active life and how to prevent complications. 

    Individual attention 
    Our instructors meet with you individually, and as part of a team, to develop strategies that will help you achieve your goals. We do this by identifying behavior changes that are meaningful to you and make sense for your lifestyle.

    Monitoring your success 
    We don't just hope our program works - we measure your progress along the way to ensure that it does. The use of self-evaluation tools, testing your own blood sugar levels at frequent intervals and working one-on-one with you and your doctor gives us objective feedback to tailor the program to meet your unique needs. 

    Lively, interactive instruction 
    Classes use a variety of tools and techniques, including hands-on models, video presentations, discussion and more. Our instructors are experienced, personable and compassionate. 

    New friends, new support 
    Many people have diabetes, yet have learned to live rich, happy lives. Our program is designed to provide plenty of interaction with other participants that will help motivate and reassure you.

    • Diabetes disease process
    • Nutritional management
    • Physical activity
    • Medications
    • Monitoring
    • Prevention and treatment of acute complications
    • Prevention and treatment of chronic complications through risk reduction
    • Goal setting and problem solving
    • Psychological adjustment
    • Pre-conception education and education related to gestational diabetes management
    • Gestational Diabetes
  • Diabetes Classes & Events

    The Diabetes Education Center at Parker Adventist Hospital is here for you. We offer an ongoing series of diabetic classes to help you manage your disease.

    Our classes include:

    • Cholesterol and Pre-Diabetes Education
    • Gestational Diabetes Education
    • Comprehensive Diabetes Class for Type 1 and Type 2
    • Insulin Injection Classes
    • Diabetes Injectable Medication Class - Not Insulin 
  • How to Enroll


    Not only is it easy to do, but chances are your doctor will be very supportive of your decision to enroll. Simply:

    • Ask your doctor to fill out the Physician Referral Form and fax it to our office at 303-269-4504. You may call 303-269-4500 to schedule your appointment after your doctor has faxed the order form. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us at 303-269-4500 and we will fax the form directly to your doctor.
    • The form includes your diagnosis, recent lab tests and results, and current medications. This will help us begin to put together a program that's right for you.
    • Once we receive the completed form from your doctor, we will call you within five days to set up an initial assessment. And then you begin.