Diabetes Management

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Holy Redeemer’s Diabetes Self-Management course gives you the knowledge and skills to be accountable to yourself and take control of your condition.  Whether you've just found out you have diabetes or you've had it for a while, we give you the tools to successfully manage your condition. Our 8-hour program is broken into four 2-hour group classes.  The program is offered several times per year.  The course is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Defining Diabetes
  • Nutrition & Meal Planning
  • Diabetes Medications
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Exercise
  • Stress Management
  • Prevention of Diabetes-Related Conditions

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT THE DISEASE:

  • How the disease process works
  • Why lifestyle is important
  • How your medications work
  • Why monitoring your blood sugars is important
  • What complications can result from diabetes, and how you can stay ahead of them

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT LIVING WITH DIABETES:

  • How the foods you eat impact your diabetes
  • How to start an exercise plan that works for you
  • How to manage your stress and the extra stress that diabetes can bring

IT’S A TEAM EFFORT:

Over the course of the class, you’ll meet with nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists, and behavioral counselors to offer you their perspectives on diabetes, discuss your concerns, and work with you to set individualized goals.  

We promote interaction and encourage you to share your individual experiences of managing your diabetes with the class.

We encourage you to bring a support person to the sessions, especially if that person assists with making meals or can lend you extra inspiration and practical help as you make changes in your life.

LET’S GET STARTED!

All classes are held at Holy Redeemer Hospital. 

Insurance often covers the course.

A physician referral is required to attend the course.

To register, click here or call 215-938-5700.