The Diabetes Self-Management Program will help you learn more about:

 

•  Your diabetes diagnosis

•  Making healthy food choices

•  Monitoring  your blood sugar and identifying patterns

•  Potential complications from diabetes

•  Medications used to manage diabetes

•  Incorporating physical activity into your life

•  Problem solving

•  Healthy coping

•  Reducing risks factors

 

 


We can help manage all three major types of diabetes:

 
  • Type 1, when the body’s pancreas fails to produce insulin

  • Type 2, when the body does not make enough insulin or cannot properly use the insulin that is made

  • Gestational, when a woman develops elevated blood sugar levels during pregnancy
     

 

Additional Services Offered

 

Licensed dietitians on our clinical nutrition team are available to help with special diets and weight management. Counseling appointments can be made with our licensed dietitians.

 

 

Online Diabetes Support Group

 

We offer an online diabetes support group that can be found on Facebook by searching Diabetes Support Group: Bond, Madison and Clinton Counties.

 

We have ADA Accreditation, so your visit may be covered by insurance.

 

The Diabetes Education program at our ministry has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association, meeting national standards as developed and tested under the National Diabetes Advisory Board. This allows Medicare to cover the cost of diabetes education and dietitian consultations for people with diabetes. Upon referral, consult your insurance provider to ask if you are covered.  

Diabetes Education Team

 

For more information, contact our diabetes patient education at 618-526-5743.