Diabetes Education

Diabetes Day Event Announcement

After 15 educational years, we have decided to retire our Diabetes Day event. We hope you are able to continue using the valuable information you learned in your daily diabetes management. We appreciate your attendance and the support you have shown us, and we want to thank you for helping to make this event so successful!

If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our Endocrinologists, Certified Diabetes Educators or Registered Dietitians, please ask your primary care physician for a referral or call the Rockwood Diabetes and Endocrinology Center at (509) 342-3450.



Whether you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, or have had it for years, now may be the time to check out the Rockwood Diabetes Education Center.  For those new to diabetes, or who just need to start with comprehensive diabetes education, there are Diabetes Basics classes to help get you on the path to diabetes management.  Classes are taught by a Diabetes Nurse Educator and Registered Dietitian, with the goal of empowering you to manage this often complex disease.


Individual Education

Individual education consults are available when needed, particularly for assistance with insulin management, individual barriers or dealing with pattern management, or more personalized help with nutrition management.  Some individuals may qualify for Continuous Glucose Monitoring.  This is a glucose monitor that is worn for three days and it measures blood sugars every three minutes.  This can give you and your healthcare provider valuable information, by offering a more complete view of blood sugar patterns.

Insulin Pumps

For those considering getting an insulin pump, our insulin pump expert Annette Burton, RN, CDE can provide the assistance you need to make the most of this helpful tool.  For those currently wearing an insulin pump, perhaps it is time to seek help with getting your diabetes under tighter control.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

A consult with a Registered Dietitian (Medical Nutrition Therapy) can be made for those with diabetes, and in many cases for the management of other nutrition-related concerns (i.e. high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, food intolerances and many others).


Ask your healthcare provider whether a referral to diabetes education or nutrition services can be made.  We encourage you to check out the details of your insurance plan regarding benefits for Diabetes Self Management Training (classes or individual education) and/or Medical Nutrition Therapy as they can vary depending on insurance.

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Main Clinic

400 East Fifth Avenue
Spokane, WA  99202
TEL: (509) 838-2531
FAX: (509) 755-6580
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Mary Beth Sherwood, RDN, CDE

Mary Beth Sherwood, R.D., CDE, endocrinology, received her undergraduate from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. She is certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Sherwood has special interest in diabetes, lipid management, and sports and wellness nutrition and has been with Rockwood Clinic since 1997.
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