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.

Enrollment

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

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. 


****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

Prize drawings 

 



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.

Announcements

Way to Go NRH!!! Rated a Top 10 Hospital in Kansas and Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the Country!

Check out NRH on FaceBook.

NRH is a "High 5 for Mom & Baby" hospital!

20th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic is Saturday, April 8th 9:30-1:00 at the Flint Hills Mall 

Free Diabetes Community Health Fair is April 20th 4:30-6:00 pm at the Anderson Building 

 

 

 

 

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