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Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is accredited by the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program as meeting the national standards for diabetes education and support.  All education is provided by a registered nurse who is certified in diabetes education with 11+ years of diabetes management experience as well as a registered dietitian who is also very experienced in the diabetes arena. Our Diabetes Education program is designed to meet individualized needs.

Our group education program, facilitated by our CDE, consists of three classes meeting weekly for one month. The classes are provided as a service by Henry County Medical Center and are designed to, through lively group interaction, encourage people to become active participants/learners, and enable them to become more engaged in managing their diabetes. Physician referrals are not required for the group classes.

For those requiring more individualized counseling for one or all areas of diabetes care, services are provided in a setting that allows one-on-one interaction with the Certified Diabetes Educator. ThKim Smith, RN BSN, CDEis is a team approach between the patient, the CDE and the physician, to develop an individualized plan of care to help the patient achieve control. A physician referral is required.

Discuss attending the program with your doctor. Contact the diabetes educator at 731-644-8376 for registration and class schedules.

You can be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® and get your free Diabetes Risk Test (English or Spanish) by visiting them on Facebook or go to stopdiabetes.com or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). The Diabetes Risk Test is available year-round.

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