Comprehensive Diabetes Self-management Training Program
If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes, you know it’s a disease in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use it as well as it should. This causes glucose (sugar) to build up in your bloodstream. But you also know that, with education and careful management, you can live a long, healthy life with diabetes.
Led by specially trained diabetes clinicians, our Comprehensive Diabetes Self-management Training Program is designed to help you understand the disease and manage its symptoms, as well as risks for complications.
The program is held at Parkview Hospital Randallia and Parkview Regional Medical Center. It includes four 2.5-hour sessions, where you can learn more about:
- Diabetes overview and treatment options
- Meal planning, carbohydrate counting and weight control
- Reading nutrition labels
- Healthy strategies for dining out
- Activity and exercise planning
- Glucose monitoring
- Sick day management
- Proper foot care
- Coping with lifestyle changes
- Setting healthy goals and staying motivated
- Pregnancy and pre-pregnancy planning
Our Comprehensive Diabetes Self-management Training Program meets National Standards for Self-management Education. These standards are design to define quality and ensure that the program is effective in providing evidence-based instruction and support needed by diabetes patients to manage the disease. The standards also make certain that our program is comprehensive, well-staffed and designed to meet the individual needs of all participants.
A physician referral is required to participate in the Comprehensive Diabetes Self-management Training Program. For more information, contact the Diabetes Treatment Center at (260) 373-4280.