Learn how to manage your diabetes with our Diabetic Self-Management Education program. Being educated about the diabetes process gives individuals the power to take control of their health and well-being. Putting that education into practice helps them take control of their diabetes.
Our classes and recommendations follow along with those of the American Diabetes Association and are conducted in both group and individual session, depending on a participant’s needs. The classes are scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2pm or 6pm. Please call to reserve your appointment time. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Learning about diabetes, how it develops, and how it affects your body
- Why it is important to monitor your glucose and your diet
- How to monitor and manage your glucose
- How physical activity affects diabetes
- The basics of meal planning and carbohydrate intake
- Diabetes medications including insulin
- Preventing or delaying complications of diabetes
If you have diabetes that is not well controlled, have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, have recently needed medication changes, or are starting insulin, you can benefit from our program.
If you would like to participate in our Diabetes Self-Management Education classes please talk to your primary medical provider (physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) about a referral. If you have questions about the program or what to do after you have been referred, please call the Washington County Hospital’s Medical Group office at 618-327-2225.