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Diabetes Education

Helping you successfully control and manage your diabetes.

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Successfully control and manage your diabetes with HSHS Holy Family's diabetes education. When you’re diagnosed with diabetes, it’s easy to feel like your life will be controlled by the disease. But take heart – your life is your own, and great resources are available close to home to help you successfully manage diabetes and live your life the way you want to.

We can help you 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

To learn more about our diabetes education options, call 618-526*5743.

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Diabetes Self-management Program

Whether you’re newly diagnosed and just beginning your journey with diabetes, struggling day to day with uncontrolled blood sugar or simply want to learn about new or different management techniques, you’ll find the answers and support you need here. The Diabetes Education team helps you with understanding your diabetes and assists you managing it through medication, diet and exercise. This 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
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Additional resources

  • 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.