Available at the following centers:
Straub Wilcox

Learning you have diabetes can be a scary and confusing experience, but you don’t have to go through it alone.

Led by a team of experts in diabetes education, including nurses, dietitians and certified diabetes educator professionals, the Diabetes Self-Management Education program provides fundamental knowledge for diabetes care, including:

  • Disease process.
  • Risk factors.
  • Signs and symptoms.
  • Treatment options.
  • Nutrition overview.
  • Label reading.
  • Benefits of exercise.
  • Preventing complications.

Following a 90-minute overview course, participants will receive ongoing support and counseling through one-on-one appointments. Topics covered usually include:

  • Goal-setting.
  • Meal planning.
  • Medical nutrition therapy.
  • Meter training.
  • Testing schedule.
  • Effects of food on glucose.
  • Hypoglycemia.
  • Injection teaching.
  • Emotional aspects.
  • Foot care.
  • Medication options.

This program is recommended for:

  • Those who are newly diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Those who may have diabetes for many years but have never attended an education class before.
  • Those who have been to an education class but need a refresher.