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Diabetes Education

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.


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.

Pre-Diabetes Education

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?

Take this free self assessment test from the American Diabetes Association

Refresher Course

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.

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