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 education
- Goal setting and problem solving for daily living
- Insulin initiation
- Insulin pump training, education and initiation
- Education and management of diabetes before and after pregnancy
- Managing low and high blood glucose
- Meal planning and carbohydrate counting
- Medications overview
- Prevention of complications
- Healthy coping
- Sick day management
- Stress management
- Continuous glucose monitoring systems
- Support groups and 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.
The program also offers telehealth options that include a comprehensive assessment and individual education sessions for you and your family.
For additional information on the services of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at United Regional,