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
- 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
- September 5
- November 7: "Holiday Cooking" Wilma Malone, RD, LD, CDE
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.
****FREE COMMUNITY DIABETES HEALTH FAIR****
Thursday April 20th 4:30-6:00 pm Anderson Building
We will offer blood glucose, blood pressure, foot and peripheral arterial disease screenings. Diabetes education information will be available re: nutrition, medications, complications and exercise.
Guest speaker: Patrick Roos "Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetes"
Refreshments will be served
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.