Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn't have to mean the end of life, as you know it. Let the Diabetes Self Management program help you cope. From education to support. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with diabetes living in our community. We serve by providing high quality individualized diabetes self management training with a personal touch.
The American Diabetes Association recognized Diabetes Self-Management Program at Southside Community Hospital
How do I get to the Diabetes Self-Management Program?
Will my insurance cover the program?
How can I take part in the program?
What resources are available to me?
- Diabetes Educator
- Registered Dietitian
- Bimonthly Diabetes Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month in the first floor conference room in the hospital
What to expect during follow up visits?
Follow up consultations are classes that are tailored to your particular needs and will include:
- Principles of self management
- Continued diabetes education
- Reducing risk for complications
- The affects of diabetes on your body
- Problem solving
- Blood sugar log review
- Food diary review
- Dealing with stress
What to expect at the first visit?
During your first visit, you will learn the basics of diabetes and nutrition in order to develop a self-management plan. We will discuss:
- Types and causes of diabetes
- High blood glucose (sugar)
- Low blood glucose
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels
- Diabetes medication
- Insulin administration
- Planning healthy meals
- Counting carbohydrates
- Reading food labels
- Sick day guidelines