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Diabetes Education Services

Living Well With Diabetes

Education is the cornerstone of diabetes management. Our Diabetes Education Program provides diabetes self-management education that is consistent, comprehensive, current and easy to understand. The program meets national standards established by the American Diabetes Association for diabetes self-management education.Our team of educators works together with participants and their health care providers.

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Individual appointments with a Certified Diabetes Educator are available Monday through Friday by appointment only. These sessions may include diabetes disease process and treatment options, healthy eating, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring, risk reduction practices, goal setting to promote health, problem-solving for daily living and management of diabetes during pregnancy if needed.

Support Groups

Diabetes can often seem overwhelming. It is important to have support from family, friends and other people with diabetes. The Diabetes Care Center hosts a support group for adults that meets monthly on the second Thursday of that month. Meetings are from 7-8pm and held at the hospital. No cost is involved. Topics and speakers will vary.Please call 714-4726 if you have any questions.

Exercise Classes

Exercise is an important way for people with diabetes to get or keep their diabetes under control. It can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Our supervised exercise classes will show you how to introduce and maintain exercise in your life. The program is personalized to your needs and abilities and is ongoing. A referral from your physician is required. Please call 714-4726 for cost and availability.

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For more information please feel free to contact the Diabetes Education Center at Central Peninsula Hospital at 907-714-4726 or email at rclare@cpgh.org.