If you have recently learned that you or someone in your family has diabetes, you are probably concerned. But, diabetes is a manageable condition. In fact, most people can live as full a life as they did before developing diabetes.
More than 18 million Americans have this chronic medical condition. Diabetes is a complex disease requiring daily self-management – making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring your blood sugar, and taking medications as prescribed by your doctor. It is also important to talk regularly with your diabetes management team to problem solve, reduce risks of complications, and cope with lifestyle changes.
Hamilton Healthcare System offers comprehensive diabetic education classes focusing on disease management and education. Instructors are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). The program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Classes are available through physician referral. For more information about classes or for assistance in determining eligibility, contact Hamilton Healthcare System Diabetes Education Program at 254-386-1675.