Diabetes Care Starts with Education
At the Community Hospital Diabetes Center, we’re committed to helping you or your loved ones successfully manage diabetes so you can live healthier, longer lives.
Resources and Educational Classes
We offer a variety of educational, support and screening programs to help people with diabetes stay healthy and prevent or slow long-term complications such as heart disease, stroke and conditions of the eye, foot and kidneys. Our diabetes education programs focus on the seven self-care behaviors identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators:
- Healthy Eating
- Staying Active
- Monitoring Glucose Levels
- Taking Medications
- Problem Solving
- Healthy Coping
- Reducing Risk
We work together as a team to address each person's unique concerns, combining the expertise of the patient's physician, certified exercise physiologists, pharmacists, registered dietitians, registered nurses, and our certified diabetes educators. Education and support are offered for both outpatients and inpatients to best help patients manage diabetes.
Diabetes Classes that Meet Your Needs
You have more power to take control over your condition when you have the information you need. That’s why our American Diabetes Association recognized diabetes classes empower patients with personalized management plans and techniques. Classes require a physician referral and are covered by most insurance plans.
This three-part series addresses the process of diabetes, prevention, detection of complications, nutrition therapy, physical activity, medications and monitoring.
- Individual Diabetes Self-Management Education: We offer individual training for injectable medications, self blood-glucose monitoring, or for anyone who has special requirements.
- Gestational Diabetes: In these individual sessions, a registered nurse and registered dietitian review your diabetes diagnosis and treatment, meal planning, blood glucose monitoring, exercise, stress management and medication therapy.
- Diabetes Management with Exercise: Staffed by nurses and exercise physiologists, this diabetes management program teaches about benefits of exercise on blood glucose control in a medically supervised setting. Basic understanding of diabetes management is recommended before attending.
- Nutritional Counseling: A registered dietitian can help you develop a personalized meal plan on an individual or group basis to help you achieve goals for weight management, blood-glucose levels and a healthier lifestyle.
- Bedside programs for hospitalized patients: Patients are taught how to check blood-glucose levels, administer insulin or other medications and adjust eating habits.
Ready to enroll? Give us a call at 219-703-1821.