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The Diabetes Education Program at Santiam Hospital & Clinics 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.

Our Mission

At Santiam Hospital & Clinics, our vision is to serve as the healthcare provider at the center of our community. As part of our mission, we provide quality health care to persons suffering from illness, injuries, or disabilities and promote the general health and welfare of the community through education, support, and medical services.

Patient Results

We create an atmosphere where each is to be relied upon to carry an equal or greater weight, where regard for the patient is held above that of personal benefit, and where the care provided is reliable and consistent.

Flexible Hours & Scheduling
Close to Home
In-person & Televisits Available
Accepting New Patients

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 & Clinics is accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. A doctor’s referral is required to participate.

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

This hospital has the most wonderful staff! From the receptionist, doctors, nurses, everyone I’ve met have been the most caring and understanding individuals I’ve ever met. Ps the people who work in the kitchen who make the meals are outstanding!!


Our family has been patients for many years. The doctors, nurses, and staff are always friendly, attentive, thorough, and knowledgeable. They really go above and beyond even being able to schedule same-day appointments if necessary.


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