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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What is a Diabetes Educator?
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.
Are you at risk for prediabetes?
free self assessment test from the American Diabetes Association
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
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
For more information about diabetes education or to schedule an appointment
with a diabetes educator, call 734-458-4330.
You can THRIVE with diabetes
Office On Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Inkster Partnership for a Healthier Community