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Avera St. Luke's Hospital

305 South State Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
605-622-5000‎

Nationally Recognized Diabetes Care at Avera St. Luke's

Avera St. Luke's Hospital is committed to understanding and treating people with diabetes, a lifelong health condition in which the body is not able to make or use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps body cells use sugar (glucose) for energy.

Avera St. Luke’s Diabetes Wellness Services have been awarded education recognition from the American Diabetes Association, meeting national standards for diabetes self-management education.

We're Here to Help You

We offer inpatient and outpatient diabetes services at Avera St. Luke's Hospital and through our eConsult services, and provide support for families, too.

Our Diabetes Wellness Services team of diabetes educators, nurses and dietitians cares for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, offering intensive insulin therapy, insulin pump assistance, diabetic and nutrition education.

Living With Diabetes

Meal Planning, Exercise & Medication

You can manage diabetes and live a healthy life with meal planning, exercise and medication.

Classes and Events

Avera St. Luke's believes you can manage diabetes and live a healthy life with the proper balance of meal planning, exercise and medication. We offer individual and group classes and consultation sessions scheduled to meet your needs, and provide you with the information necessary to successfully manage your diabetes.

Our diabetes wellness topics include:

  • Nutrition
  • Medications
  • Exercise

Diabetes Sharps Safety

Be Sharps Smart!

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, in cooperation with the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce Partners in Community Pride Committee and their AberGreen initiative, has established a communitywide program for free disposal of household sharps.

Avera St. Luke’s Community Sharps Collection Kiosk

Located at our Education Center at 709 Sixth Ave. SE in Aberdeen, this kiosk provides a convenient, easily accessible location where individuals may dispose of their household sharps any time, any day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How to Use the Community Sharps Collector Kiosk

  1. Place your sharps in a commercial sharps container. To fit in the kiosk, the container must be one gallon or less.
    • Do Not Use coffee or other steel cans, glass bottles or jars, aluminum cans, plastic tubs, buckets, milk jugs, soda bottles or bags.
    • Do Not bend or break sharps; or recap sharps, unless instructed otherwise.
  2. Community Sharps Disposal SiteTake your container to the Community Sharps Disposal site at Avera St. Luke’s Education Center, 709 Sixth Ave. SE.
  3. Pull handle of Sharps Collector Kiosk to fully open drop box drawer.
  4. Place sealed sharps container inside.
    • Do Not dispose of LOOSE sharps, needles, syringes or lancets. All materials should be in an approved sharps container.
    • Do Not dispose of old medicines, garbage, etc.
  5. Slowly close drop box drawer.

The Community Sharps Program is funded by Avera St. Luke’s Foundation and the voluntary donations of those who use or support the program.

Additional Information

Learn More About Diabetes

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For more information about our Diabetes Wellness Services, contact us at 605-622-5588.