Diabetes Education Program
501 S. Burma Ave., Third Floor South
Kim Handley, RD, LD, CDE
Melissa Gorsuch, RN
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CCH's Diabetes Education program gives you the knowledge and skills needed to successfully self-manage the disease and prevent complications. Diabetes education makes you more aware of your diabetes, what it takes to treat it, and give you the power to better control it.
During visits patients learn:
- what diabetes is and how to manage it
- how food affects blood glucose
- how to eat healthier
- the effects of activity on your blood glucose and how to make it part of your life
- how your diabetes medication works
- how to monitor and understand your blood glucose readings
- how to prevent complications
- skills for managing a lifetime disease
- received continued motivation for good health and a better quality of life
Your first appointment will consist of an initial assessment to determine your specific education needs. The diabetes educators will tailor a learning program for you. A typical timeline is three-four visits in a one-two month period.
Your healthcare provider can make a referral for your diabetes education. Most insurance plans and Medicare/Medicaid cover diabetes education. Check your individual plan for specifics. You can also self-refer. Self-pay plans are available.
Campbell County Health’s Diabetes Education program is nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association.