OSF Holy Family Medical Center

OSF Diabetes Care

Thirteen percent of the adult US population has diabetes. Poorly managed diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness and end-stage renal disease. It doubles the risk for heart disease and stroke. Learning to manage your diabetes lowers your risk for complications from high blood sugar.

American Diabetes AssociationOSF Diabetes Care at OSF Holy Family offers a comprehensive program designed for the newly diagnosed or those who have lived with diabetes for a long time. OSF Holy Family is committed to improving diabetes care and outcomes through education and empowering persons with diabetes to understand and manage their disease.

The American Diabetes Association recognizes this educational service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

Our compassionate team members, are Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, trained to help persons with diabetes and their families understand diabetes and meet the challenges of living with diabetes. A provider referral is needed to schedule an appointment.

Location & Hours

The Diabetes Care office is located in the Rehabilitation and Specialty Clinics Wing on the north side of OSF Holy Family. To access this wing please use the driveway on the west side of OSF Holy Family and continue around to the north side of the building.

Mission Partners are available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Evening hours by special arrangements.

Appointment Information

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (309) 734-1424.

Foot Care

People with diabetes are prone to foot problems because the disease can cause damage to the blood vessels and nerves, which may result in decreased ability to sense injuries to the feet. The immune system is also altered, so that the diabetic cannot efficiently fight infection.

Diabetic foot examinations are an important part of the overall care of the diabetic patient population.

At OSF Holy Family Medical Center, we offer diabetic foot care, as well as treatment of ulcers of the lower leg and foot in our podiatry office.

Education Classes

Individual and group education classes are offered. Group classes include Meal Planning and Carb Counting, Meal Planning on a Budget, Personal Self Care Habits, Basics of Living With Diabetes, Preparing for an Insulin Pump, Gestational Diabetes and more.

Classes are designed for newly diagnosed patients or for those who need a refresher course in the basics. Classes are individualized based on participants enrolled. 

Provider referral is required. We can obtain the needed referral from your provider. 

Medicare will pay for 10 hours of group class for first time attendees and for 4 hours each year after that (2 hours for diabetes education and 2 hours for nutrition therapy). Other insurances may pay depending on your benefits.

For class dates and times, please call (309) 734-1424.

Individual Self-Management Classes

Classes are held with nurses and a dietician who are Certified Diabetes Educators.

It is designed to:

  1. Meet your needs
  2. Help you understand diabetes
  3. Help you with the tools needed to control diabetes
  4. Provide information

Diabetes Support Group

This support group is for anyone who is touched by diabetes.

The purpose of this group is to provide education as well as support for those who have diabetes.

The Diabetes Support Group meets monthly to allow persons with diabetes the opportunity to speak freely about topics related to the challenge of living with diabetes. It gives individuals the opportunity to ask questions or to express concerns to our diabetes care team as well as other persons with diabetes.

Meetings are typically held the fourth Monday of each month at 5 PM. Topics for discussion and dates are available on our online Classes & Events Calendar. The Support Group meets in the Wellness Classroom on the north side of OSF Holy Family. Participants may enter through the employee entrance. 

Meet the Team

Tina Canada - RN, BSN, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

holy-family-diabetes-team-tina-canadaTina is a registered nurse who joined OSF Holy Family in 2015. She says she has felt at home since joining OSF and the Monmouth community.  She has a passion for helping people manage their diabetes.

“I love that OSF Holy Family providers, staff and patients work together to improve the health of our community, and I love that I get to see the compassion of my co-workers each and every day,” she said. “We have a lovely facility, dedicated and caring Mission Partners and a wonderful community here in Monmouth.”

Tina grew up in Karnak, a small town of about 700 people in rural southern Illinois. She now lives in rural Monmouth with her husband, Mark, who is a pastor at Fairview Center United Methodist Church. 

Tina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1983, and she holds a Wound Care Certification from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) in addition to being a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

Jamie Robbins - Diet & Nutrition Educator, Registered Dietician

OSF Holy Family Diabetes Meet The TeamJamie grew up in Quincy, Illinois, but loves living in Monmouth now. As she puts it, "I love the friendliness of the people in the local community. I feel that people help one another and communicate well with each other."

Jamie Weyant She graduated from Western Illinois University in 2001 with her bachelor's degree and completed her dietetic internship program at Iowa State University. She returned to WIU and completed her master's degree in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies in 2008.  In May 2013 she became a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

Jamie started working at OSF Holy Family in 2001. "I love working for OSF HealthCare because I wholeheartedly support our Mission 'to serve persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the Gift of Life.' I love working here with a job that allows variety - inpatient, outpatient, management, community, grant writing, and being a part of the team at OSF Diabetes Care. The dietary staff is a wonderful group of people with excellent culinary skills, customer service skills, teamwork, and dedication. I could not ask for a better place to work.

When she isn't serving the patients of OSF Holy Family, Jamie enjoys spending time with her children, Owen and Raine, and her husband, Gaylord..

She also enjoys reading, fishing, shopping, traveling and talking on the phone with her family in Quincy.