Diabetes & Endocrinology


Diabetes and Endocrinology: Taking Control

North Memorial Health is committed to keeping your diabetes or other endocrine disorders in check. We understand that managing your chronic conditions is critical, so our primary care providers offer priceless resources such as diabetes education, group classes, and seamless referrals to endocrinologists when necessary—which all work together to help you keep those numbers right where they ought to be.

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The North Memorial Health Advantage

  • Our Diabetes Education program has served the community for more than 30 years by offering high-quality diabetes education services in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.
  • Diabetes educators can help with a wide variety of things, including: insulin pump management, nutrition counseling, glucose monitoring and interpretation, and direct you to pre-diabetes group classes and an adult diabetes support group, and more.
  • Most insurance companies will pay for all, or a portion of, your customer’s diabetes education for individual appointments. Please check with your insurance carrier for coverage information.
  • For customers whose diabetes requires specialized care, North Memorial Health Endocrinology will collaborate with you and your care team, and assist you with expert, one-on-one guidance and treatment for your specific case.
  • North Memorial Health Endocrinology also assists customers with other diseases affecting the endocrine system, including pituitary and adrenal gland disorders, thyroid disorders, and polycystic ovarian syndrome, to name a few.

Conditions and Care Services

Learn more about your condition and how it may be treated at North Memorial Health.

List of Services

Bone Density Testing
Infusions & Injections
Insulin Pump and Sensors
Thyroid Biopsy
Treatment for Osteoporosis

Meet Your Healthcare Co-Pilots

Our highly trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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Julie Ganfield, RN, CDE

Diabetes & Endocrinology
I work together with my customers to create a plan of care that is tailored to their individual goals and challenges.
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Karen Palmer, RDN, LD, CDE

Diabetes, Nutrition
I believe in and promote lifelong healthy eating habits.
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Jerri Haindfield, RD, CDE

Diabetes & Endocrinology
Having Type 1 Diabetes myself, I am passionate about helping others take care of their diabetes.
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Wanda Andrews, PA-C

Family Medicine, Diabetes Care
I develop long standing customer relationships that include shared decision making and education.
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Farha Khan, MD, FACE

Diabetes & Endocrinology
I treat my customers as I would want to be treated, with commitment, compassion and dignity.
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Kurt Rettig, PA-C

I work alongside my customers to inform them of their treatment options and decide together what works best for their health.
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Deb L. Vevea, RD, LD, CDE

Diabetes, Nutrition
My first priority is to carefully listen to the customer to find out what is important to them and what they value.
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Groups & Classes

Get the support and education you need to live your best life. Consider this care beyond the clinic walls.

Adult Diabetes Care Support Group – Golden Valley

A topic related to diabetes is presented and discussed during each session.  

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Adult Diabetes Care Support Group – Elk River

A topic related to diabetes is presented and discussed during each session.  

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Pre-Diabetes Education Class – Golden Valley

This class offers instruction on what lifestyle changes you can make to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Topics include: An overview of pre-diabetes Personal meal planning Nutrition facts…

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