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
- 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.
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)
Disease process, risk factors, acute and chronic complications, monitoring, blood glucose pattern management, and goal setting
Healthy food choices, plate method, portion sizes, reading nutrition labels, and carbohydrate counting
SESSION 2 (4 HOURS)
Medications, exercise, psychosocial adjustment, and goal review
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.