Diabetes Education

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United Regional offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program which has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The “Self-Management” concept means that the patient is the central focus, and the “team” includes the patient’s physician, certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian and many other health care professionals.

The Program Includes:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • Exercise
  • Goal Setting & Problem Solving for Daily Living
  • Insulin Initiation
  • Insulin Pump Initiation and Follow Up
  • Management of Diabetes Before & After Pregnancy
  • Managing Low & High Blood Glucose
  • Meal Management
  • Medications
  • Monitoring and Use of Results
  • Prevention of Complications
  • Psychosocial Adjustment
  • Sick Day Management
  • Stress Management
  • Support Groups & Community Resources

About The Outpatient Diabetes Program

A series of comprehensive educational classes teach the patient and family self-management skills to reduce the risk of complications. Classes are offered regularly and family participation is encouraged.

The outpatient program is based on the American Diabetes Association National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education. Reimbursement for outpatient education is offered through Medicare and most major insurance companies.

For additional information on the services of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at United Regional, contact (940) 764-8190.