Diabetes Education Services
The Diabetes Education Program at Think Whole Person Healthcare provides comprehensive education and training to help participants learn how to manage diabetes on a day-to-day basis in partnership with their healthcare provider. Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education is offered as a class or individual session based on the participant’s needs. In addition to group classes, participants meet individually with the educator to provide further personalized education to achieve their health goals.
Classes are a good fit for people who want to know more about diabetes and its management; have been recently diagnosed and are starting a medication program or balancing diet, exercise, medication and lifestyle; have had diabetes for years and are interested in new information and/or improved control of their diabetes. A spouse or significant other may attend classes with the participant at no charge.
Program education covers the following topics:
- Diabetes overview
- Physical activity
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic complications
- Foot, skin and dental care
- Stress and psychological adjustment
- Family involvement and social support
- Behavior change strategies, goal setting, risk factor reduction and problem solving
- Use of community resources
Most insurance plans, including Medicare, provide a benefit for this diabetes education program. Please contact your insurance carrier for details. To get scheduled for Diabetes or Nutrition Education sessions, request a referral from your provider and our scheduling office will call you to make an appointment.