Newman Regional Health 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. For the 2018 diabetes class schedule, click here. To find out if you qualify, please contact your physician.
Our diabetes education addresses the following:
- 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.
2018 Schedule of Events
Diabetes Community Health Fair
- April 26, 4:30-6:00 pm, Bowyer Building
- Blood glucose, blood pressure and foot screenings will be offered. Diabetes education information will be available regarding nutrition, medications, complications, foot care and exercise.
- Guest speaker: “Pre-diabetes and Diabetes” by Dr. Charisse Symmonds, Internal Medicine
- Refreshments are served and prize drawings will be available.
Diabetes Support Group – Newman Conference Center: 7 – 8:00 pm
- March 6 – “DiaBingo” Kris Adams, RN
- June 5 – “Label Reading” Wilma Malone, RD, LD, CDE
- September 4 – “Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring” Dr. Charisse Symmonds, Internal Medicine
- November 6 – “Understanding Your Lab Values” Molly Tucker, Medical Lab Tech
Refreshments will be served and no reservation is necessary.
The purpose of this group is to create a climate of support and education that will assist attendees’ efforts with their diabetes care, and/or the care of their friend or family member.
To learn more about our diabetes education sessions, contact us today.