The Diabetes Education department provides education and training to individuals diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, Type II Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, impaired glucose (Pre-Diabetes) and Metabolic Syndrome. Program participants receive nutrition counseling and meal planning to include carbohydrate counting and reading nutrition labels effectively. Participants receive training on blood-glucose monitoring. Instruction is also offered on various insulin delivery systems, as well as symptoms and treatment for hypoglycemia are reviewed.
Successful diabetes management is a team effort. Family members are encouraged to join you in learning to make healthy food choices, developing a plan for regular physical activity, monitoring your blood sugar and learning how and when to take your diabetes medication.