Diabetes Care Services
Do you or a loved one have diabetes?
Stillwater Medical Center Diabetes Care Services can help you take charge of your diabetes. The Diabetes Program is certified by The American Association of Diabetes Educators. The Stillwater Medical Center staff of diabetes educators have 15 years of experience teaching individuals how to cope with the day-to-day management of their diabetes. The future looks bright...read on to take the next step!
WHAT IS THE DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM?
- The Diabetes Program is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with diabetes.
- The Diabetes Program helps individuals take day-to-day responsibility for their diabetes care.
- Participants gain skills necessary to self-manage their diabetes and work effectively with their health care providers.
- The Diabetes Program is accredited with AADE as an evidence-based program that was developed based on 7 health care behavior goal that will help teach you how to manage your diabetes.
WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THIS PROGRAM?
- Anyone with diabetes whether you just found out or have been diabetic for years.
- Diabetes Type 1 or Type 2 or Type 1.5
- Family member, friend, or care-giver of an individual with diabetes who is also attending the program.
- Gestational Diabetes
- Group Diabetes Education: Two options, day and evening classes available.
- Individual Diabetes Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Taught by Certified Diabetes Educators, Diabetes Registered Nurse, and Diabetes Registered Dietitian.
- Physician’s referral required. Talk with your Physician; he/she has the necessary information.
- Stillwater Medical Center will register you for class. Just let them know what class you’re interested in attending.
- The cost of the program is covered by Medicare and most insurance companies.
- Sweet Support Group meets 2nd Monday of the month from 6:00–7:00 p.m. in the Honska Conference Room at SMC. - Free
- Healthy eating with diabetes/meal planning/food label identification
- Goal identification and action-planning
- Understanding diabetes, monitoring blood sugar and routine tests
- Decreasing stress and relaxation strategies
- Dealing with the difficult emotions of chronic disease
- Managing your medications
- Finding physical activities you can enjoy
- Preventing and delaying the potential complications of diabetes
- Effectively communicating with family, friends and health care professionals?
Call Diabetes Care Services at 405.533.3612.