Giving people with diabetes the tools and knowledge needed to better manage their disease.
For participants to become active in their own care and diabetes management.
To provide avenues to be successful in achieving self-managment goals.
The program will focus on the national standards of care according to the AADE and ADA.
To provide interactive learning and up to date information on diabetes self management.
To provide education to the caregivers so they feel comfortable in being a part of a support team. (Care givers are encouraged to join patients at no additional charge.)
1. What is Diabetes?
2. Health Eating
3. Being Active (Exercise)
4. Monitoring your blood sugars
5. Diabetes medications
6. Problem Solving (What to do when your glucose is high or low, sick days, etc.)
7. Reducing Risks (Complications)
8. Health Coping
This is a comprehensive program which consists of two, 5 hour sessions. The program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association.
Each session is five hours and will run from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes lunch. It is not required that you do the consecutive classes in the same month. Classes are held in the St. Joseph Meeting Room at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, 923 Carroll Avenue, Larned KS 67550.
A physician referral is required and participants must submit registration two weeks prior to the class (printable class schedule for HaysMed and Pawnee Valley Community Hospital). Getting into the class is easy: ask your doctor to fill out this referral form, sign it, and fax it back to us.
For additional questions call Pawnee Valley Community Hospital at 620-285-3161.