The Joslin Diabetes Center at Kettering Health Network is staffed with board certified endocrinologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. These professionals specialize in the management of diabetes. Their expertise is used to identify strategies that improve blood sugar control and promote successful disease management.
Our Joslin team provides comprehensive and personalized diabetes self-management education. Self-management is the most important type of education for any individual with diabetes. Applying these newly acquired skills can reduce risks and complications associated with diabetes and improve your overall quality of life. Education is essential for controlling diabetes. Our expert team will provide you with the best possible care, treatments, and education.
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 care for your diabetes successfully. 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.
Sharpen your precision in matching insulin to carb and improve glucose control. 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.
Educate expectant mothers regarding nutritional needs and blood glucose management.
Meet with a diabetes nurse educator to learn how to inject diabetes medication correctly.
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.
Schedule one-on-one consults with nurse and/or dietician educators to assist in the successful management of your diabetes.
Learn everything you need to know about insulin pumps and determine if you're a good pump candidate. 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.
For more information on a program call: (937) 401-7588 or 844-251-5465.