Diabetes Management Program
Helping you control your diabetes before it controls you
Jewish Diabetes Care’s highly qualified staff of diabetes educators is committed to helping diabetes sufferers and their families learn how to successfully manage their condition in order to live more healthy and productive lives.
Diabetes educators are nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, doctors, exercise physiologists and social workers that specialize in the care and education of individuals with diabetes. Whether you have just been diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for many years, a diabetes educator can help you master the ins and outs of managing diabetes.
Diabetes management and education sessions for you and your family focus on all aspects of diabetes and its impact on your lifestyle. The management program includes:
Small Group Classes
A series of four classes will focus on the importance of managing your disease, including healthy food choices, exercise, the ins-and-outs of medications and how to manage sugar and blood pressure using the latest technology. Classes are offered at Sts. Mary’s & Elizabeth Hospital and Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast. Here is the detailed agenda:
Group Program Class Agenda
Class 1: On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes
Many of the basic concepts relating to diabetes and managing diabetes will be the focus of class 1. A free glucose meter will be provided to all participants currently without one.
Class 2: Diabetes and Health Eating
All participants will engage in a more detailed discussion about the connection between food and diabetes and the importance of healthy eating as it relates to managing the condition.
Class 3: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
The importance of monitoring blood glucose, managing high and low levels and how to use the results from monitoring to better manage diabetes will be discussed.
Class 4: Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes
The last class in the series covers more complex concepts related to diabetes, including the natural course of diabetes, medicine options, what insulin is and how it works, long-term complications associated with diabetes and the ABCs (A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol) of diabetes.
Classes are two to two and a half hours long and are offered at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital and Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast. Medicare and many personal insurance companies cover diabetes education. For more information, or to register for the program, please contact 502.361.6025.
Personal Dietician Counseling
Appropriate for individuals with special needs, one-on-one counseling sessions center on consultations with certified diabetes educators, including a registered nurse and a dietician, offering a more personalized, nutritional approach to your diabetes care. Classes are available at various Jewish Physician Group locations throughout Kentuckiana.
How to Get Started
A physician referral is required to participate in any JHSMH Diabetes Management programs. Personal health insurance, Medicare and self-pay are accepted. Most health insurance plans include coverage for diabetes education, so please check with your individual insurance carriers for details.
To register for a program, or for more information, please call 502.361.6025.