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Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center at GBMC

Providing personalized diabetes self-management training, nutrition education, and emotional support to help people achieve optimal health

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center at GBMC offers a comprehensive approach to diabetes education and treatment for all types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, and gestational. Pediatric as well as adult patients may be referred to the Center. The diabetes education team consists of Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses, and all are Certified Diabetes Educators. People with diabetes can learn about diabetes self-management, including self-blood glucose monitoring, insulin pump therapy, the use of continuous glucose sensors, and other diabetes tools to help manage their diabetes. Diabetes nutrition and meal planning, physical activity, and the use of diabetes medications, as needed, are some of the topics discussed and presented at the Center. Our program also extends out to the various GBMC Primary Care offices.

The Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as meeting the ADA National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. People with diabetes receive a thorough assessment of their medical condition and the team provides individual or type 2 diabetes group education classes to help the person achieve and maintain better diabetes control. With diabetes self-management skills and improved blood glucose (sugar) levels, people with diabetes can reduce the risk of complications and significantly improve the quality of their lives.

Our Team

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Ellen M. Wallace, BSN, RN, CDE
Ellen M. Wallace, BSN, RN, CDE
Clinical Practice Coordinator, Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center
Rebecca Denison, RD, LDN, CDE, Doctor of Integrated Medicine
Rebecca Denison, RD, LDN, CDE, Doctor of Integrated Medicine
Joanne Dielmann, RD, LDN,CDE
Joanne Dielmann, RD, LDN,CDE
Nancy Glaser, MS, RD, CDE
Nancy Glaser, MS, RD, CDE
Lisa Davis, RDN, LDN, CDE
Lisa Davis, RDN, LDN, CDE
Tara Hegberg
Tara Hegberg
Assistant Practice Manager
Elaine Hutchinson
Elaine Hutchinson
Medical Secretary

Our Services

In addition to diabetes nutrition education, the Registered Dietitians at the Center provide personalized medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for other conditions, such as renal (kidney) disease, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, high triglycerides), healthy eating, obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac (heart) disease, eating disorders, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and others.

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center staff of Certified Diabetes Educators provides individual diabetes education as well as type 2 diabetes group classes to about 1,000 people with diabetes and their family/significant others annually. Board-certified endocrinologists (doctors who specialize in diabetes) are available to treat and manage diabetes. Support group meetings are held several times a year and attendance is free of charge.
Diabetes Days

Are you a patient of GBMC Primary Care? If so, schedule your first visit with a Certified Diabetes Educator to receive:
  • Personalized diabetes training and support
  • Meal planning
  • Carb counting
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Taking medication
  • Insulin training
  • Weight management
Getting out of the Prediabetes Danger Zone

Getting out of the Prediabetes 'Danger Zone'

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but many more are at risk and are living with a condition called prediabetes. Patients whose blood glucose is too high to be considered normal but are not diabetic are considered to be in the danger zone.

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Forms

New Patients

If you have already scheduled an appointment, you may download and print our forms below. We ask you to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that registration can be completed.

Please:
  • If possible, keep a record of all the foods and beverages you eat and drink for 2 to 3 days prior to your visit. Include a description and amounts. If you prefer to use our form to record this information, please click on the link below to download and print the form.
  • If you have diabetes and are checking your blood glucose levels, please bring your meter and records of your blood glucose results.

Forms

Please click on the link below to download and print the forms. If you are unable to print the forms, please call us. We will be happy to mail copies to you.

IMPORTANT: Completion of these forms in advance and arriving 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time will speed your check-in process and will ensure that your visit runs smoothly. If you wait until the time of your visit to complete your forms we will not be able to see you on time. If you arrive 20 minutes after your scheduled time, we will almost certainly need to reschedule your appointment.

For Patients with NON-Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy Appointment: For Physicians:

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