Diabetes HELP is for individuals with diabetes and their families or support persons. The program is for those newly diagnosed with diabetes and also those who have had a recent treatment change or are experiencing difficulty following their present plan of care. The program offers assistance in helping diabetics learn about the importance of medications, meal planning, exercise, blood glucose testing, stress control, as well as long-term management skills such as eye care, dental care, and foot care. Special instruction is offered for gestational diabetes.
Diabetes HELP personnel will assess individual learning needs, present group and individual instruction, evaluate learning progress, and provide extensive follow-up to both the patient and their physician.
Admission to the Diabetes HELP program requires a referral from the physician who treats your diabetes. Patients are encouraged to speak with their physician about Diabetes HELP before enrollment. Day and evening classes are available.
For more information about the program call Diabetes HELP at 330-884–3115.