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Diabetes Training/Education

 

The diabetes education program uses the American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE7 self care behavior guidelines; which are essential for successful and effective self-management care and they are as follows:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking Medication
  • Problem Solving
  • Healthy Coping
  • Reducing Risk

An initial assessment will be performed followed by 2 diabetes self management training (DSMT) workshops designed to provide an in-depth understanding of diabetes and 1 or 2 follow up appointments.

DIABETES WORKSHOPS
Provides an overview of the diabetes disease process, risk factors, acute and chronic complications, nutrition information, and all modalities of treatment and blood glucose control.

SESSION 1 (4 HOURS)

Diabetes 1
Disease process, risk factors, acute and chronic complications, monitoring, blood glucose pattern management, and goal setting

Nutrition 1
Healthy food choices, plate method, portion sizes, reading nutrition labels, and carbohydrate counting

SESSION 2 (4 HOURS)

Diabetes 2
Medications, exercise, psychosocial adjustment, and goal review

Nutrition 2
Meal planning, exchange list, eating out, social eating, grocery shopping, recipe adjustment, and eating better on a budget

 

Specialty Education – Classes Offered to Meet Individual Needs:

  • Weight Management
  • Insulin and Injectable Classes
  • Hyperlipidemia (for Cholesterol Control)
  • Monitoring Instruction
  • Pre and Post Pump Education (To be Announced)
  • Gestational Diabetes

Medicare and private insurance companies frequently cover all or part of the cost of classes.

 

Diabetes Support Group

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in Suite 310, 3rd Floor, Providence Medical Plaza. Issues related to the diagnosis and management of diabetes are discussed in a supportive environment. Sessions are free.

For more information please call the Providence Diabetes Management Center at 254-751-4257.