Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management, the Fulton County Health Center Diabetes Education office provides a self-management education program for persons diagnosed with diabetes. The Diabetes Education program includes classes led by a registered dietitian and diabetes educators in comfortable classroom settings. These classes are available with an order written by a physician or nurse practitioner. They are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.
Another program offered through Diabetes Education is called Blood Sugar Management. This is individual education that includes a 5-visit series with an RN Diabetes Educator to examine and set goals in the seven aspects of self-care that affect blood sugars. $150 for series. The diabetes educators also offer a mini-series of Taking Charge of Blood Sugars. This includes two visits with an RN Diabetes Educator using a simplified curriculum for learning how to better manage blood sugars. $75 for two classes. You may choose to have one session with a dietitian. Call us at 419-330-2772 to schedule.
The Diabetes Education staff is available for group presentations on diabetes-related topics in the community.
Helpful Web Links:
American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
American Association of Diabetes Educators: www.diabeteseducator.org