A diagnosis of diabetes can be difficult to deal with. However, with diabetes education, managing your diabetes today can be easier than ever. Learning about new medications and treatment options now available can help you to make informed choices.
The Diabetes Education Programme was designed to help individuals learn and implement the following [note content areas will be consistent with those of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines and will include]:
- Achieving optimal diabetes self-care
- Diabetes plan of management
- The role of increased activity in diabetes self-management
- Medications to manage diabetes: oral agents and/or insulin
- Monitoring for optimal glucose control
- Acute and chronic complications of diabetes
- Coping with diabetes and setting goals for improving outcomes
- Diabetes pathophysiology, classification, and diagnostic criteria
The programme will be provided as group or individual sessions (2 to 3 hours per session), based on a 1-hour individual assessment by the educator. The diabetes educator will follow-up with each participant for a period of 6 months in order to provide support and help the individual meet his/ her diabetes goals. All content areas of the programme will be consistent with those of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with diabetes, call or email us today for more information:
Phone: 945-5527 or 946-2407
Physicians: Download the Diabetes Education Referral Form
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES TODAY!
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK REGARDING INSIGHT GAINED BY PARTICIPANTS OF THE DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAMME
“This programme helped me understand about my diabetes needs”
“The knowledge of portions in my meals and the importance of exercise, monitoring myself each day – better understanding my highs & lows…overall gained more knowledge”
“This is exactly what Cayman needs! The Diabetes Educator is wonderful and she helped me through everything and was there when I needed her.”
“I gained a lot of insight from this presentation such as how to eat better to control my diabetes, what the damages would be to your organs if diabetes is not controlled.”
“I now learn how to control my diabetes with healthy meal plans, regular exercise and taking my medication on time.”
“Picked up some good information on how to eat properly.”
“How important it is to monitor your blood sugar level. How important it is to take care of yourselves.”
“Food choices are important in order to control my blood sugar. I need to focus more on my food exchange in order to make this happen.”