We offer a variety of classes designed to help you take control
of your diabetes. You will meet individually with one of our Certified Diabetes Educators who will work closely with you to
help you achieve your goal.
You will learn the following:
- Diabetes Basic Survival
Skills: This interactive three hour class enables the
participant to become familiar with all aspects of Diabetes
care. The participant will learn the importance of self-blood
glucose monitoring to control their blood sugar levels as well
as the importance of taking their oral medicines and insulin as
directed by their physician. Participants will also learn
hyperglycemia/hypoglycemia management and nutrition basics. A
referral from a physician is required in order to attend the
- Nutrition Management:
This interactive three hour class enables the participant to
learn how foods affect blood sugar levels. Basic nutrition for
diabetes and weight control is emphasized. An interactive
method of teaching is used to allow participants adequately
practice in planning their own meals. A referral from a
physician is required in order to attend the class.
- Complications &
Prevention: This interactive three hour class is
designed to help the participant understand the complications
that can occur as a result of uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
It also gives participants the tools to help prevent the onset
of complications by stressing the ABC's of diabetes care:
Some of the tools to prevent complications are learning the ABCs of diabetes care which include the following:
- Hemoglobin A1C<7
- Blood Pressure Level <140/80
- LDL <100 (bad cholesterol)
- HDL>40 for men and HDL>50 for woman (good cholesterol)
- Triglyceride Levels <150
A physician referral is required for these classes.
Surviving Gestational Diabetes: This
interactive three hour class teaches the management of blood
glucose levels for participants with diabetes during pregnancy.
All aspects of control are presented including nutrition,
insulin self-administration, self-blood glucose monitoring and
goals for optimum control. The goal of the class is to keep
both baby and mother in good health for a successful pregnancy.