Diabetes Education Programs
Curriculum for all classes is from the Joslin Diabetes Steps to Success program
. The program covers
all American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) areas of content.
Education gives you what you need to successfully care for your diabetes. Attending a diabetes education class provides you with the necessary tools to manage your diabetes.
A referral from your primary care provider is required
for all classes except the prediabetes class.
This is a self-pay class that does not require a physician referral. Educators discuss ways to prevent diabetes through risk reduction. Specific topics covered include meal planning, label reading, dining out tips, portion control, and exercise for all levels.
Classes are offered at multiple sites.
These classes cover:
- What you need to know to successfully manage your diabetes.
- Educational content includes glucose monitoring, blood glucose management, treatment of hypo/hyperglycemia, sick day guidelines, and nutritional management.
- Nutrition education includes meal planning, reading food labels, counting carbohydrates, eating out, and web resources.
Session topics include ways to manage blood glucose using insulin to carbohydrate ratios, interpretation of blood glucose results, managing diet while eating out, and ways to accurately count grams of carbohydrates.
The class is for patients interested in using an insulin pump. Discussion includes the benefits and responsibilities of wearing an insulin pump. Participants complete an assessment to determine an individual's readiness to begin pump therapy. Nurse and dietitian educators provide individual sessions based on assessment results.
Dietitians demonstrate ways to incorporate healthy food choices into recipes. Food prep techniques are also discussed and demonstrated.
An exercise physiologist teaches ways to move that help lower blood glucose. The class helps increase the desire to move and exercise by focusing on creative and enjoyable moments.
For more info or to enroll in the prediabetes class call: (937) 401-7588