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Our Services

Diabetes Learning Center

Service Details

Being diagnosed with diabetes is becoming more and more common, but that doesn’t make the diagnosis any less overwhelming. As the disease spreads, so does the need for knowledge. Born out of Springfield Clinic’s Endocrinology department, The Diabetes Learning Center (DLC) was created to teach the newly—and not-so newly—diagnosed about their illness and its management.

The DLC works to achieve independence within the disease, educating patients and starting them on the path to self-management and independence. The DLC currently offers a series of four classes for patients. These courses will teach patients how to minimize the long-term effects of diabetes, manage their medications, adapt their lifestyles - including diet, exercise and healthy coping mechanisms - and be proactive in their diagnosis and disease.

How can I be part of this?

Admission to the Diabetes Learning Center requires a referral from a Springfield Clinic health care provider to initiate scheduling. The Diabetes Learning Center will keep referring providers fully aware of their patient’s progress.

Will my insurance cover the program?

After we receive your referral into the program, we will verify coverage. Medicare and some private insurance companies cover the program charges.

Educate yourself to health

The Diabetes Learning Center currently offers a series of four classes for patients. These courses will teach patients how to:

  • Minimize the long-term effects of diabetes

  • Manage their medications

  • Adapt their lifestyles, including diet, exercise and healthy coping mechanisms

  • Be proactive in their diagnosis and disease

Noontime Knowledge Classes

Presented by Jude Clapper, ADCES, RD, LDN, with the Diabetes Learning Center. 

  • 1-hour sessions from 12-1 p.m. reviewing basic diabetes care. 

  • Bring your lunches and join us!  

  • Light snacks will be provided during the lunch hour! 

Review the schedule and topics of discussion below. 


4th - Monitoring

11th - Problem Solving

18th - Healthy Coping

25th - Support Group, Special Guest Speaker


6th - Reducing Risks

13th - Being Active

20th - Taking Medication

27th - Support Group


1st - Monitoring

8th - Problem Solving

15th - Healthy Coping

22nd - Reducing Risks

29th - Support Group


3rd - Being Active

10th - Healthy Eating

17th - Taking Medications

24th - Monitoring

31st - Support Group


5th - Problem Solving

12th - Healthy Coping

19th - Reducing Risks

Female measuring her blood sugar with diabetic device.

Diabetes Technology Support

For patients who are on insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitors, the Diabetes Learning Center is here to help. We offer a variety of educational services for patients who wear devices.

Pump inquiry class

This class is for those who want to learn more about continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

Continuous glucose monitoring class

This class teaches the patient to use all of the information provided by the continuous glucose monitor.

We also offer one-on-one appointments regarding continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

Our Locations

Brick exterior medical office facility on Carpenter street in Springfield, Illinois

Springfield Clinic Carpenter

350 West Carpenter Street

Springfield, IL 62702-4902

Open Now • Closes at 6:00 PM