Whether you are recently diagnosed or have lived with diabetes for many years, ongoing education is essential to maintaining good health. The more you know about your diabetes, the more effective you will be in controlling it. The following educational programs are designed using national diabetes education standards to help you successfully manage your diabetes.
Diabetes Self-Management Class
This 2 part class is for individuals interested in learning how to manage their diabetes, care for themselves, and control blood glucose levels. This program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). If you are newly diagnosed with diabetes you should start with this class.
Diabetes Nutrition 101 & Counting Carbohydrates Class
Basic information is covered including when, what and how much to eat when managing diabetes. It also includes basic training on carbohydrate counting including hands-on practice to help understand the impact of food on blood sugar.
This is a two-part class for those diagnosed with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT), Pre-diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome or Insulin Resistance. Learn how and when to monitor blood sugar levels and interpret results, how food affects blood sugar, tips for weight management, healthy food choices and how to begin a safe exercise program.