DIABETES EDUCATION TOPICS

Our Certified Diabetes Educators offer individual sessions over topics such as carbohydrate counting, diabetes self-management, and gestational diabetes in an effort to maximize our patient’s overall health and achieve total wellness.

All Sessions Include a licensed healthcare professional. If your preferred physician is not available, a Certified Diabetes Educator will be happy to assist you with your health and wellness counseling.

If you or someone you know is interested in speaking with one of our providers regarding any of these topics, please contact the location closest to you for more information regarding scheduling availability.

DIABETES: SELF-MANAGEMENT

All Program Materials are Consistent with ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019

LEARN ABOUT:

  • Nutrition and meal planning.
  • Self-monitoring of blood sugar.
  • Acute and chronic complications.
  • Managing medications.
  • Healthy coping and problem solving.
  • Sick days.
  • Physical activity.
  • Behavior changes and reducing risks.

COST:

  • Covered by most insurance companies.
  • Sliding scale fees available for uninsured persons.
  • Support person encouraged to join at no additional fee.

CARB COUNTING

All Program Materials are Consistent with ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019

LEARN ABOUT:

  • What is a carb and why is it important?
  • Carbohydrate exchanges.
  • How many carbs are needed per day?
  • Which foods contain carbs?
  • Reading food labels and identifying carb content.
  • Portion sizes.
  • Recommended carb content at meals and snacks.

COST:

  • Covered by most insurance companies.
  • Sliding scale fees available for uninsured persons.
  • Support person encouraged to join at no additional fee.

GESTATIONAL DIABETES

All Program Materials are Consistent with ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019

LEARN ABOUT:

  • What is gestational diabetes? What are my risk factors?
  • Why is this important to me and my baby?
  • Blood glucose testing and goals.
  • Meal planning and carbohydrate counting.
  • Pregnancy nutrition and food safety.
  • Hypoglycemia teaching.
  • Diabetes medications.
  • individual follow-up and blood glucose review 1-2 weeks post-class.

COST:

  • Covered by most insurance companies.
  • Sliding scale fees available for uninsured persons.
  • Support person encouraged to join at no additional fee.