Diabetes Resources

Diabetes Education Programs

St. Margaret’s Diabetes Education Programs can help you regain control and obtain clarity about your health. 

If you’re looking for diabetes education opportunities, including learning about prevention, becoming more knowledgeable about the disease and finding ways to overcome challenges and improve self-care when living with the disease, you have come to the right place. We’re here to educate about diabetes, as well as provide ongoing support and resources for managing it and establishing a healthy lifestyle routine. 

We currently offer diabetes education programs at both of our hospital locations in Spring Valley and Peru. While these two programs currently operate independently from one another, we do have some joint ventures and we are also working collaboratively towards establishing a more cohesive diabetes program in the future. Learn more about these programs by selecting one below and we will continue to make updates as new developments take place.

St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley
600 East First Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362

St. Margaret’s Health – Peru
925 West Street, Floor 3R
Peru, IL 61345

Contact the Diabetes Resources Team:

(815) 664-1501 (Spring Valley) or (815) 780-3326 (Peru)

Our Team

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Kandi Burlingame

RN, CDCES Diabetes Education Program Coordinator
Photo of Sandy Gramer

Sandy Gramer

Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
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Sheri Pierce

MSN, RN, CDCES Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
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Deb Redd

RN, CDCES Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

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Pertaining to COVID-19 Testing:

Due to critical shortages of supplies, St. Margaret’s Health is no longer testing walk-in patients for COVID-19; a physician’s order IS REQUIRED. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate at home, wear a mask and IF symptoms develop, contact your physician to request an order to be tested.

Having symptoms? In order to be tested for COVID-19, Influenza (Flu), Strep, RSV, or to receive a Respiratory Array test, patients MUST have a doctor’s order. Contact your medical care provider. Please DO NOT visit the testing center in Spring Valley without a physician’s order, OR visit an Emergency Department for testing.

There are many sites throughout the Illinois Valley that are still currently testing without physician’s orders, although appointments may be required.  Please refer to local pharmacies and health departments websites, or visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/testing-sites for more information.

Thank you!

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