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The Diabetes Education Program at Santiam Hospital teaches self-management skills to patients who are diagnosed with diabetes, including gestational diabetes.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is designed to help patients learn to control blood glucose, which lessens risk of complications that can result from diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires patients to make multiple decisions throughout the day – decisions about food and medication, one must consider what to eat, when to eat, how to check blood glucose and how to manage high or low glucose, this education-based program is intended to provide patients the tools to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions.

Instruction is provided in a classroom format, and individual consultations are also offered. The program is managed by Rachael Beyer MBA, RD, LD,CDE, Clinical and Outpatient Dietitian. Rachael, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetic Educator, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Oregon State University, and participated in a didactic dietetic internship at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and she holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from PSU.

The Diabetes Education Program at Santiam Hospital is accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. A doctor’s referral is required to participate.

To learn more, call Santiam Hospital at 503-769-4380.


Santiam Hospital is a not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care hospital located in Stayton, Oregon, which is a short 12-mile drive east of Salem, and serves more than 30,000 people annually from the communities of Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Mill City, Jefferson, and the surrounding areas.



1401 North 10th Ave.
Stayton, OR 97383