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Diabetes Education & Support Group

Individual Classes

Self-management training is beneficial for you if you have diabetes-whether you are newly diagnosed or you have had diabetes for many years, this program will help you live a healthier life.

An assessment is conducted by a diabetic nurse educator and/or a dietitian to determine what your specific needs are.

The sessions include: Diabetes overview, glucose monitoring, prevention and treatment of high and low blood sugars, pattern control, meal planning, food preparation, insulin therapy, weight management and exercise.

Follow-up will be done by a registered nurse at three months, six months, and twelve months.

Group Classes

The Diabetes Education Center offers a group education class for you and a family member. Classes are offered monthly at HCHC.

The classes are taught by a variety of medical professionals including a physician, registered nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and podiatrist. Class sessions feature the following topics:

  • Goal Setting
  • What is Diabetes?
  • Chronic Complications of Diabetes
  • Foot Care
  • Diabetes Medications
  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Skin and Dental Care
  • Meal Planning
  • Post Test
  • Behavior Modification and Coping
  • The Importance of Exercise
  • Review Goals

Also available are:

  • 3-Month Follow-up Visits
  • Follow-up Phone Calls
  • Support Group

Diabetes Support Group

Attend our Support Group! Many educational and motivational speakers present topics of interest. There is no charge, and healthy refreshments are served.