Diabetes is a life-long health challenge requiring you and your family to take responsibility for maintaining good health. Whether diabetes affects an adult, child, or pregnant woman, the Diabetes Self-Management department at Garden City Hospital is here to help patients effectively meet those challenges.
DIABETES PROGRAMS AT GCH
Diabetes Self-Management Program
Controlling diabetes is a lifelong process. GCH’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program uses a team approach to assist you in the management of diabetes. Team members, including Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians, are certified in diabetes care. Other resources available include physicians, exercise specialists, pharmacists, physical therapy, and social work.
Living Well With Diabetes
Living Well With Diabetes is an outpatient diabetes education program for individuals and their family members, who are ready to take charge and make positive changes in their lifestyle. Topics discussed include:
What is diabetes?
Medications, what to know
Self-care needs (foot, skin, etc.)
Psychosocial issues - living with diabetes
How to delay or prevent complications
Blood sugar/health status monitoring
Pregnancy and Diabetes
Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes will learn about healthy eating, physical activity, medications and blood glucose monitoring. Contact your insurance provider for coverage.
Aims to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes in individuals whose blood sugar levels are above the non-diabetes range, but have not yet hit diabetes status.
A two-hour session available to individuals who have completed the comprehensive series and need to update their self-care skills.
GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
A free support group is available for individuals who want to stay updated on new information, research, and products, and who need help with problem solving and maintaining the motivation to manage their diabetes. Call 734-458-4330 for more information.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
For more information about diabetes education or to schedule an appointment with a diabetes educator, call 734-458-4330.