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 Diabetes Education Program



 
Diabetes Self Management Training will teach you how to:

  • Take care of your body
  • Control your blood sugars
  • Decrease the risk of complications associated with diabetes

 
Our Classes

  • Taught in small groups where you get the opportunity to meet others with diabetes and share experiences
  • Divided into 3 sessions that are 3 hours long.  You come for 3 weeks in a row. 
  • By appointment only
  • Require a referral from your Healthcare Provider
  • Class schedule options:
    • Tuesday mornings 9:00-12:00
    • Wednesday afternoons 1:00-4:00
  • Incorporate the National Standards for Self Management Education
  • Taught by Certified Diabetes Educators

     

Session 1
  • What is diabetes…do I really have it?
  • What type of treatment options do I have?
  • Can I take care of diabetes by watching my diet?
  • How do I test my own blood sugar…is it really necessary?
  • What is a meal plan…do I have to give up all my favorite foods?
  • Are carbohydrates bad for me?
  • How do I go about making changes?

 

Session 2
  • How do I make sense of my glucose numbers?
  • Will I still be able to eat at restaurants and have a glass of beer or wine?
  • What do I do if I am sick?
  • Is exercise good when you have diabetes or does it just help you lose weight?


Session 3
  • Am I at an increased risk for heart disease and high blood pressure?
  • Am I supposed to count carbohydrates and fat?
  • Will my diabetes get worse over time?
  • Sometimes I feel I can do what I’m supposed to, sometimes I can’t… What do I do then?
  • Can you teach me ways to see if I need to make a change in my treatment plan?
  • Can you help me lose weight and keep active?


For additional information please contact us at (850) 770-3518