Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education at Sidney Health Center is dedicated to promoting self-management of diabetes and other chronic diseases through patient education and training in nutrition and diabetes self-management skills.  The registered dietitian and registered nurse team provides education, empowering individuals with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to live a healthier life.

Recognizing that diabetes is a lifelong but manageable disease, we provide education on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Comprehensive Diabetes Management
  • Self Glucose Monitoring
  • Insulin Instruction
  • Stress Management
  • Exercise
  • Eye & Foot Care
  • Warning Signs of Other Problems or Complications
  • Side Effects of Medication
  • Management of Sick Days
  • Problem Solving
  • Coping Mechanisms
  • Nutrition Education

Healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating habits, are important for everyone.  In addition to nutrition education for diabetes care, other nutrition education topics include learning how to reduce cholesterol, controlling hypertension, weight management, and better control other medical conditions (such as pre-diabetes and the metabolic syndrome) through healthy eating and lifestyle.  

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Education at Sidney Health Center meets the national standards for providing quality education for people with diabetes. Available services include group and individual diabetes self-management education, nutrition education, general health education, continuous glucose monitoring, and metabolism measurements.

If you or someone you know is interested in this service, the first-step is to consult with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to see if you would benefit from a one-on-one consultation with the diabetes educator. This service is covered by most insurances, including Medicare. 

American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Education Program
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