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Are you Living Healthy With Diabetes?

Whether diabetes affects you or someone in your family, the following tips are healthy habits to help you live smarter.

  • Eat on a regular schedule. Plan ahead and make your meals well-balanced
  • Exercise regularly
  • Take care of your feet
  • Don’t smoke
  • Know your numbers by having your A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol tested regularly

Diabetes Management and Wellness

This program from the International Diabetes Center delivers basic education for patients to understand and take care of their diabetes on a daily basis. Structured to encourage, support and promote self-management and long term maintenance, this class is delivered in multiple sessions. A referral from your doctor is required.

Foot screenings

People with diabetes should have an annual comprehensive foot exam to reduce the risk of foot complications. This exam is painless, non-invasive and takes about 15 minutes.

Cornerstone Retinopathy Clinic

Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, a Virginia Mason Memorial clinic, now offers retinopathy exams for people with diabetes. Diabetes-related retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults, and it affects over one in four of those living with diabetes.

At first, diabetic retinopathy might cause no symptoms or only mild vision problems. Eventually, it can cause blindness. But blindness can be prevented if the complication is caught early.

Virginia Mason Memorial’s Retinopathy Clinic is available on a walk-in basis. No referral is needed. The clinic is open 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays.

You do not need to be a patient at Cornerstone to utilize the Retinopathy Clinic.

If you have not had an eye exam within one year, insurance should cover the cost. Memorial Cornerstone Medicine is located at 4003 Creekside Loop.

Gestational Diabetes Management

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy. Understand how to manage gestational diabetes with proper nutrition, physical activity and blood sugar monitoring.

Insulin Initiation

Receive personal instruction and hands on experience on safely administering insulin.

Medical nutrition therapy consultation - (up to 3 hours with registered dietitian)

Meet with a registered dietician to help establish a healthy personal meal plan that will address health issues such as blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, kidney issues, or those with specific dietary restrictions.

If you have questions regarding diabetes, other chronic disease management, or need assistance regarding program offerings, call Memorial's Diabetes Management and Wellness at (509) 249-5243.

Nail Care Treatment

We are able to address problems such as thickened nails from fungus, ingrown toenails, callouses, corns, and the unique conditions related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. After this evaluation is complete, your nails will be professionally trimmed and problem areas addressed.

Diabetes Classes & Events

The safety and health of our community is our top priority at Virginia Mason Memorial. Because of this, all of our classes and events have been cancelled or postponed for the next 30 days. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves. Thank you for understanding.

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Diabetes Education

Most diabetes education programs are covered by insurance.

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COVID-19 News & Announcements

Mask Requirements

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.

To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.

We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED! May 26: New Visitation Policy

As a response to the current community situation with COVID-19, we are suspending most in-person visits to our hospitalized patients. The decision to suspend hospital visits was difficult and made only after careful consideration.
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Prescription Home Delivery

We now offer home delivery for your prescription medications.

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Visitors to Generations OB/GYN

As part of our continuing efforts to focus on patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Generations has changed its visitor policy.

No visitors will be allowed for clinic visits, with the only exceptions being:

1 Visitor will be allowed for the first OB appointment
1 visitor will be allowed at the 20 week anatomy ultrasound

Visitors to the Family Birthplace

Women in the Family Birthplace may have one visitor.

Telehealth: Your questions answered

Learn more about joining one of our providers for a Telehealth visit »

COVID-19 Evaluation Clinic

Our Creekside HealthyNow location is now a COVID-19 evaluation clinic. If you have cough and fever, please schedule your visit at our Creekside Location. Please list your symptoms in the reason for visit so our team is better prepared to assist you.

This location completes an evaluation to determine if you're a candidate for COVID testing. Learn more »

Physician Recruitment:

Our Physician and Provider recruiting efforts have been modified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, we are scheduling phone calls with interested candidates, but site visits are not allowed. Also, we will not be extending contracts during the acute phase of the COVID-19 response. Please know how much we appreciate your interest in us and how much we hope to have the opportunity to consider you further for a role with VMM.

Please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org to schedule a phone call with one of our recruiters.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

For prayers and spiritual care requests please email spiritualcare@yvmh.org

Tele-Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Virtual Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Elective Surgeries

Based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Mason Memorial is postponing elective surgeries and procedures.

Hospital Lab Services

All out-patient lab services - including newborn screens and bilirubin collections - will now be provided at Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

Hospital Pharmacy

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the hospital pharmacy is closed to the public for the duration of the pandemic. The public may choose to have those prescriptions transferred to VMM's Pharmacy at Creekside or the pharmacy of their choice.

The Pharmacy at Creekside, 4003 Creekside Loop, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers walk-in or drive-through options for pickup.

Farmacia Del Hospital

A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, la farmacia del hospital estará cerrada al público mientras dure la pandemia. El público puede escoger si quiere que sus recetas sean transferidas a la otra farmacia de Virginia Mason Memorial, localizada en la clínica Cornerstone o también puede elegir cualquier otra farmacia de su preferencia. La clínica de Cornerstone, está localizada en el 4003 Creekside Loop. En esta farmacia se puede recoger la medicina por la ventana y/o adentro de la clínica.

Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. y sábado y domingo de las 8:00 a.m. a las 4:30 pm