Diabetes care in Denver

The Rose Diabetes Center in Denver, Colorado provides extensive education and management for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, diabetes insipidus and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to significant complications if left untreated, but with proper education and management, people with diabetes can lead long, healthy lives.

To contact Rose Diabetes Center, call (303) 320-2490; to reach us by fax, dial (303) 320-2585.

At Rose Medical Center, our team of diabetes and endocrinology specialists work closely with each patient to create a treatment plan that incorporates nutrition, exercise, medication, support and education.

Types of diabetes we treat

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Gestational diabetes

Diabetes management programs at Rose

Rose Diabetes Center offers two unique diabetes programs that help patients manage their disease.

Diabetes Education Program

At Rose Diabetes Center, we understand that education is the key to a successful diabetes management plan. Our team of educators is specially trained to help patients learn about living healthy lives with diabetes. In fact, every member of our team is a Certified Diabetes Educator–CDE.

Gestational Diabetes Education Program

Gestational diabetes can be scary for any expectant mother. Because gestational diabetes can affect both mother and baby, it is especially important for patients to learn how to manage and control diabetes for the duration of their pregnancy. At Rose Diabetes Center, our educators are knowledgeable about the special precautions expectant mothers need to take and are ready to work carefully with each patient to help her understand and control the condition.

We offer a three-part educational series for mothers with gestational diabetes. The first session is a one-hour class, offered on an individual time frame, and topics discussed include:

  • Consistent carbohydrate meal planning
  • Measuring blood glucose with a glucometer
  • Understanding target blood sugar levels before and after meals
  • Keeping records for the physician

The second session is a one-hour follow up scheduled one or two weeks after the first class to review blood sugar and meal intake records, and to make any needed adjustments. The second session is typically 30 to 45 minutes in length.

The third and final session is a post-partum session designed to take actions possible to reduce the risk of Type II diabetes through active lifestyle, meal plan management and weight loss strategies. The third session typically lasts 30 minutes.

Risk factors for diabetes

If two or more of the following risk factors apply to you, you may be at risk for developing diabetes and shoulder consult your physician:

  • You have previously been diagnosed with diabetes
  • You are pregnant
  • You have a family history of diabetes (parent, sibling, aunt/uncle)
  • You are female and have had a child weighing more than nine pounds at birth
  • You belong to one of the following ethnic groups
    • Hispanic, Latino/a, Mexican American
    • African American/Black
    • Native American/Pacific Islander
    • Asian
  • You are more than 20 pounds overweight or you consider yourself obese
  • You are 40 years of age or older and have identified with more than one of these risk factors

Specialists at Rose Diabetes Center

If you are receiving treatment for diabetes at Rose Medical Center, you may be treated by one of two types of specialists. Both endocrinologists and diabetes specialists work together at Rose Diabetes Center to provide patients the most comprehensive care.

Diabetes specialist

A diabetes specialist is a physician, usually an endocrinologist, who specifically specializes in the diagnosis and management of diabetes.

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We also provide access to dietitians who can help patients create and maintain diets that support their overall health.

Jessica Crandall, RDN, CDE

As a registered dietitian (RDN), Jessica's passion lies in nutritional counseling in weight management, sports nutrition, bariatric education, diabetes prevention and management, cardiac diet modification, oncology nutrition and family nutrition dynamics. She also works with children with special nutritional needs and feeding disorders. Jessica is a certified diabetes educator (CDE), a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer and an Athletics and Fitness Association of America-certified group fitness instructor.

Jessica earned her bachelor's degree at Colorado State University and completed her postgraduate work in Oneonta, New York, with rotations at Rose Medical Center. She is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jessica's accolades include being named 2009 Colorado Dietitian of the Year, serving as Colorado dietetic president-elect in 2009 and serving as president of Colorado Dietetics Association in 2010.

She is a strong supporter of public policy for dietitians and their professional development. She also had the honor to be a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics from 2010-2019.

To contact our dietitians, please call (303) 562-4500.

Amanda Shumaker, RDN

As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Amanda's passion lies in nutritional counseling in weight management, disease prevention, disease management and diet modification. Amanda focuses on creating sustainable food choices through recipe creation while providing a wide variety of client customization, including plant-based options.

Amanda earned her bachelor's degree at Texas Tech University and completed her postgraduate work at Baylor Scott & White in Dallas, Texas, while earning her accreditation from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She is committed to helping others realize their potential to achieve a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. In her free time, you can find Amanda volunteering within the community, hiking the Rocky mountains or experimenting with new recipes.

Locating Rose Diabetes Center

The Rose Diabetes Center shares an address with Rose Medical Center, but the quickest way to find us is through our clinic entrance.

Free parking is available for patients just outside of the clinic, and metered parking is available on Clermont Street. The “Wolf entrance” on the campus map also serves as a quick route to our clinic.