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 3 diabetes self management training (DSMT) classes designed to provide an in-depth understanding of diabetes and 1 or 2 follow up appointments.
Class 1 - Diabetes Workshop
- Overview of diabetes disease process
- Risk factors
- Acute and chronic complications
- Goal Setting
- Nutrition (Diabetes Exchange List, Carb Counting)
- Reviewing goals
- Blood Glucose Pattern Management
- Psychosocial Adjustments, Goals, Problem solving
- Nutrition – Recipe Adjustment, Grocery Shopping, Reading Labels, Meal Planning to Fit your Routine
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 the 1st floor classrooms of the F.M. Gloria Young Tower (classroom 6). 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.