Our Mission is simple: to help individuals with diabetes make realistic, sustainable and balance choices TOGETHER.
What is a Diabetes Self-Management Program?
Diabetes Self-Management is a supportive education program involving the person with diabetes and the educator working together to improve the quality of care for the individual with diabetes.
" Diabetes educators are integral in providing individualized education and promoting behavior change using the AADE-7 Self-Care Behaviors developed by the American Association of Diabetes Educators"
National Institute of Health (NIH)-"Partnering with Diabetes Educators to improve patient outcomes" February 2, 2014
Benefits of Diabetes Self-Management Program
Diabetes Self-Management Programs increases knowledge and helps to promote positive behavior changes. These benefits can improve HbA1c and prevent diabetes complications. HbA1c measures the average blood sugar levels over 3 months.
Lowering HbA1C by 1% decreases risk of kidney disease, amputation, stroke and blindness by 40%.
AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors Treatment Goals Include:
1. Healthy Eating
2. Being Active
4. Taking Medications
5. Problem Solving
6. Healthy Coping
Medicare and most insurance companies pay for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Programs. All we need is a doctor's referral along with your insurance information. We offer group and individual classes in the evening to fit into your working schedule.
Please fill out and fax the below form so we can schedule an appointment.