Memorial Hospital offers a certified Diabetes Self Management Education and Support Program, which is based on the seven self-care needs: healthy eating, increasing activity, taking medication, monitoring blood glucose, problem solving, reducing complications, and healthy coping.
Our Diabetes Management Team consists of a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator, registered dietitians, and pharmacists. Together, we offer individualized education based on your needs, interests, and desire to learn. Our goal is to provide education, encouragement, and support and provide valuable tips on managing diabetes in order to avoid both long term and short-term complications.
We also offer both personal and professional Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) services. Wearing a professional CGM for 14 days will provide needed insight into glucose trends and will allow for immediate improvements to your diabetes management plans.
With a referral from your health care provider, most insurance companies cover the cost of Diabetes Education and Medication Therapies services. If you would like to self-pay for your appointment, a physician order is not necessary.
Free Pre-Diabetes Education Classes are held regularly at Memorial Hospital, where our Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator and registered dietitians provide information about pre-diabetic symptoms, how to tell if you may have diabetes, and the role of nutrition and exercise.
For further questions on how our Diabetes Management Team can be of service to you, please contact Diabetes Education at (937) 578-2280.