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 Education Department is here to help patients effectively meet these challenges in the management of diabetes. Team members include Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians who are certified in diabetes education. Other resources available include physicians, pharmacists, physical therapy, social work and others.
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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, healthy food choices, medications (what to know), exercise management, self-care needs (foot, skin, etc.), psychosocial issues (living with diabetes), how to delay or prevent complications, and blood sugar health status monitoring. Covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many other health insurance plans.
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.
LINK-UP with Diabetes - Get the Support You Need!
For people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, family and friends. Free Support Group. Call 734-458-4330 for more information.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Diabetes Education Videos
To view, choose the video you want to watch by clicking on an image below.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
For more information about diabetes education or to schedule an appointment with a diabetes educator, call 734-458-4330.
Office On Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Inkster Partnership for a Healthier Community