Living a long, healthy life with diabetes means keeping your blood sugar levels consistently in control. This takes education, support and the ability to maintain changes in your lifestyle.
The Diabetes Education team at Jennie Stuart Health is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with diabetes by providing the skills, knowledge and support needed to manage diabetes and avoid complications.
The Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is for anyone with diabetes – whether you are newly diagnosed, have never received diabetes education or are having problems maintaining control. Education is conducted in small groups with you and your family, or in some cases individual instruction is provided. Topics include blood glucose monitoring, nutrition, medications, physical activity, coping strategies and goal setting.
Sessions are directed by an RN Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and a Registered Dietitian.
For additional information about the diabetes program at Jennie Stuart Health, contact the Program Coordinator at 270-887-0164.