Newman Regional Health

Diabetes Education

Diabetes education is an outpatient program for adults with diabetes or the parents of children with diabetes to learn to help manage the condition and make healthy choices.

Since family support and involvement are important, a support person is encouraged to attend with the participant. Diabetes education provides education and guidance specifically tailored to the needs of each individual.

Our diabetes education addresses:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Diabetes disease process
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Medications
  • Acute and chronic complications
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Health and behavior changes

The Newman Regional Health diabetes education program maintains the American Diabetes Association Award of Education Recognition for quality diabetes patient education since December 1998. The diabetes education team consists of dedicated professionals who have an interest and additional education in diabetes management.


Enroll in diabetes education by obtaining a referral and individualized treatment plan from your physician. Many insurance companies are now paying for diabetes education programs if ordered by a physician. Day and evening classes are available. Call (620) 343-6800, ext. 1803 for information.

2017 Schedule of Events

Diabetes Support Group-  Newman Conference Center 7-8:00 pm

  • March 7: "Diabetes: Old Condition, New Drugs"     Ashley Edwards, PharmD
  • June 6:  "Kidney Disease and Diabetes"  Vicki Thorton, RN and Megan Tajcham, RN
  • September 5:  "Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes"  Patrick Roos RCIS, RT (R)
  • November 7: "Holiday Cooking"    Wilma Malone, RD, LD, CDE

Refreshments served

No reservation necessary

The purpose of this group is to create a climate of support and education that will assist attendee's efforts with their diabetes care, and/or their friend or family member. 

Learn more about diabetes in Newman Regional Health's patient education library.

The American Diabetes Association website is also an excellent resource for helpful, reliable information.

Newman Regional Health
Newman Regional Health (Hospital)
1201 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Phone: (620) 343-6800
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801