Diabetes Education from The Diabetes Management Center at Sky Ridge Medical Center
The Diabetes Management Center at Sky Ridge offers a Diabetes Education program to teach patients all about diabetes health, how to set goals and how to change unhealthy behaviors. We offer individual sessions with a diabetes educator, or we have group diabetes training classes. The group class is a four-week series of two-hour long sessions, and includes:
- Assessment and Behavior Change Session
Our assessment and behavior change course is three hours and is offered two to three times a week. We cover diabetes assessment, stages of change and how to establish a support system to stay healthy.
- Core Curriculum
Our core curriculum class is a four-hour course offered four to five times each month. We cover nutrition, how to monitor blood sugar levels, how to prevent complications, proper exercise and staying healthy with diabetes.
- Meal Planning
Our meal planning class is a two-hour class and is offered two to three times each week. We talk about how to create a weekly meal plan, how to stay healthy while dining out and how to read a food label.
- Three-Month Follow-Up
Our three-month follow up class is a one-hour class that is offered one or two times each month. We revisit each patient's behavior change goals and discuss how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diabetes.
- Twelve-Month Follow-Up
Our twelve-month follow up class is a one hour class that is offered one or two times a month. We revisit each patient's behavior change goals, discuss diabetes challenges that may arise and how to access community resources.
Other Educational Classes:
- Carbohydrate Counting
- Coping/Stress Management
- Gestational Diabetes
- Insulin Pump Therapy
- Weight Management