Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

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Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

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Diabetes Self-ManagementOur Diabetes Self-Management Program provides training and self-management education to people with diabetes and their families. The Program is a comprehensive outpatient referral-based education program that empowers patients to take control and successfully manage their diabetes. By participating in our program, patients have an opportunity to fully understand the rationale for early aggressive intervention to prevent complications from diabetes.

Our program includes:

  • Pre-diabetes and ;
  • Basics of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes;
  • Blood glucose monitoring;
  • Nutrition counseling for blood glucose and lipid management;
  • Guidelines for meal planning, dining out, grocery shopping, label reading and travel;
  • Insulin and medication;
  • Diabetes and sick days;
  • Acute and chronic complications;
  • Stress management;
  • Behavior goal setting;
  • Preconception care and gestational diabetes;
  • Introduction to pump therapy;
  • Glucose sensor;
  • Exercise program based on your fitness level, interest and needs.

The certified diabetes educators on our medical staff work closely with patients' physicians or primary care providers. Educators conduct a thorough patient assessment to recommend safe and appropriate medication and/or insulin requirements based on pattern management. Physicians receive a summary of the visits and patient specific goals.

Ed Nicholson


Ed Nicholson of Concord saw an ad for a one-day class about pre-diabetes that was being held at the Center for Health Promotion. He went and it changed his life.

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Classes & Events

  • May
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    A series of four 2- hour classes designed to teach how to begin self-managing diabetes.
  • May
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Managing diabetes, no matter the type, is challenging and requires daily decisions. This class helps you identify challenges and explore solutions.
  • May
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Learn how to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight, making healthy food choices, and getting regular exercise.

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