Education is the key to empowering the person with diabetes to better manage the disease, thereby enabling our clients to experience a better quality of life. Whether you are newly diagnosed or you've had diabetes for years, we will work with you to develop an individualized plan to control your diabetes. The diabetes education program uses the American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE7 self care behavior guidelines, which are essential for successful self-management and they are as follows:
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Taking Medication
- Problem Solving
- Healthy Coping
- Reducing Risk
- Diabetes Self-Management Education
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Insulin and Injectable Classes
- Monitoring Instruction
- Pre and Post Pump Education
- Gestational Diabetes Education
Diabetes Self-Management Education
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Training program begins with a one-on-one assessment with a diabetes educator. During this appointment, the educator will get to know you, answer your questions, review your medication and determine how to assist you in meeting your goals. A second Medical Nutrition Therapy appointment with the dietitian will provide in-depth nutrition counseling, as well as an individualized meal plan. Finally, advanced classes and skill-training opportunities will give you the comprehensive tools needed to maintain control of your diabetes.
You're Not On Your Own
Your diabetes education and support will continue after you complete our classes. Follow-up visits with a nurse or diabetes educator will provide an opportunity to discuss any questions or further concerns that arise. We will communicate with your primary care provider about your plan of care and your progress.
For more information please call the Providence Diabetes Management Center at 254-751-4257.