Diabetes affects more than 24 million Americans, many of whom aren't aware they have the disease until symptoms begin affecting them. Diabetes is a chronic illness that impairs the body's ability to convert food into energy. This disease can affect every major organ in the body and lead to blindness, stroke, heart problems and more.
Our programs can help you recognize and learn about your illness and assist you and your family members to better manage your diabetes.
What We Offer
We offer a variety of group and individual classes that cover all the key content areas needed to learn about managing diabetes.
- Basic strategies for managing diabetes
- Instruction on blood glucose monitoring
- Lessons on insulin administration and adjustment
- Oral diabetes medication
- Information on meal planning
- What can I eat? - Eating Heart Healthy
- Carb counting
- Establishing goals to help with positive behavior changes
- Prevention of complications
- Comprehensive Gestational Diabetes Program
- Insulin dose adjustment with carb counting
- Insulin pump instruction
- Diabetes exercise program
- Diabetes and pregnancy
- Diabetic Foot Clinic
- Follow-up appointments as needed
Becoming a Patient
Your diabetes care begins with your personal physician. To participate, you must be referred by a physician. When we receive your referral for self-management education or training, you will be contacted by one of our staff members to set up an appointment. Our team will work closely with you and your physician to develop a comprehensive care plan.
Your Initial Visit
Your initial visit will consist of:
- Personal history
- Introduction to our program
- Individual visit with a registered nurse and registered dietitian
- This one-hour visit includes instructions on home blood glucose monitoring, desired ranges for blood sugars and introduction to meal planning. You will then be scheduled for your first class.
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