Diabetic education programs are designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures, and working to develop better nutrition.
Living with diabetes requires daily work. But, it doesn't have to be a struggle. Understanding diabetes and what you need to do to stay healthy is a good start. Unchecked, diabetes can lead to serious problems for your kidneys, nerves, eyes, feet, gums, and teeth. But the most serious problem for both women and men is heart disease. If you have diabetes, your risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who has already had a heart attack. Blood glucose monitoring, exercise, diet, and a positive attitude put you in control of your diabetes.
- A personal assessment
- A program that gives you a knowledge base for day-to-day self-care management
- Opportunities to talk with others who live with diabetes
- Bringing a support person with you
Individual instruction is available upon request.
- Diabetes medical care, including a comprehensive history and physical, and an individualized treatment plan
- Changes in medicine as needed to improve blood sugars
- Training in monitoring blood glucose
- Insulin pump evaluation, training, and management
- Hemoglobin A1C, blood glucose, and urine protein testing on premises
- Insulin starts and training in insulin use
- Group and individual diabetes education
- Individual meal planning
- New therapies like continuous glucose monitoring that can look at all blood sugars for 72 hours