Diabetes Self-Management Education Session

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 5:30pm

Great Plains Health
601 West Leota
North Platte, NE 69103

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Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is recognized as a fundamental component of diabetes care. In this interactive group session, diabetes educators help patients acquire the knowledge, information, self-care practices, coping skills and attitudes required for the effective self-management of their diabetes.

Who should attend: Newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 diabetes who have been referred by their healthcare provider, patients who have had a recent change in medication or have been re-hospitalized as a result of diabetes complications.

Week one content:

- Diabetes disease process & treatment options
- Monitoring blood glucose and other parameters
- Medications
- Acute complications
- Emergency preparedness

Week two content:

- Nutrition & carbohydrate counting
- Physical activity
- Strategies to promote health and behavior change
- Chronic complications
- Coping with stress

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Jeni Neighbors, certified diabetes educator, at 308.568.7524 or neighborsj@gphealth.org. Physicians may refer patients through Epic or by faxing the diabetes education referral form to 308.568.8609

Location: Great Plains Health education center

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