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Diabetic Education at PeaceHealth Cordata Main Clinic

Exterior view of PeaceHealth Cordata Main building in Bellingham, Washington
4545 Cordata Pkwy
Suite LL5
Bellingham, WA 98226
Operating Hours
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed

Our PeaceHealth Diabetes & Nutrition Clinic helps patients discover the best ways to manage their health through diet, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and improved use of diabetes medications, as needed.

Medical nutrition therapy benefits

Medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management education are highly effective in the treatment and prevention of many nutrition-related diseases, like diabetes and heart disease.

Diabetes management

We understand the challenges diabetics face when making health and lifestyle changes. We are experts in supporting those new to living with diabetes, those interested in the latest in diabetes management, and those overwhelmed or frustrated with managing their diabetes.

Self-management Support

Resources for helping you feel your best

Healthy Living with Diabetes

A diabetes education series offered by our registered dietitians and diabetes care specialists. Over four weekly meetings, you’ll learn new ways to take care of yourself. 

These classes are offered monthly and dates/times vary. Ask your provider for a referral.

Class 1: Intro to Diabetes Self-management

Learn about the diabetes disease process, how to monitor your labs and data; how foods effect blood sugar; how to use the plate method and basic carbohydrate counting.

Class 2: Lifestyle Changes

Build skills in interpreting home blood glucose data; how to treat and prevent serious complications; understand how physical activity can help; learn advanced carbohydrate counting, heart healthy eating habits, meal planning and grocery shopping tips.

Class 3: Advanced Therapies

Topics will include talking about medications, preventing long-term complications, nutrition supplements, managing weight, solving problems and changing behaviors and habits.

Class 4: Coping Strategies

Discover support resources and coping strategies; how to recognize diabetes distress or depression; review of individual action plan and follow-up goals.


Drop-in for diabetes answers

A place for friends, family and individuals living with diabetes, pre-diabetes or concerned about diabetes to get their questions answered by a certified diabetes care and education specialist. No Registration Required – Just Show Up! 


  • First Wednesday of every month
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • PeaceHealth Cordata Main, Conference Room 1
  • 4545 Cordata Parkway, lower level
  • Questions? Call 360-752-5206

Costs and insurance

Nearly all insurance providers in the state of Washington cover diabetes education, including Medicare and Medicaid. Reimbursement for nutrition counseling may vary with each individual insurance policy.

Physician referral

A physician referral is required for a visit to the Nutrition & Diabetes Clinic.

Providers at this location:

  • Linda Banks
  • Celeste Kahn
  • Jennifer Berdinka

Please visit our Cordata South clinic page to view providers and location information.

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