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Diabetes Education Program for Outpatients

 

CAMC Outpatient Diabetes Education Services are available for everyone with diabetes (including pre-diabetes). Family members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of their loved one's education.

Diabetes Education Services
3-Step Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
This 10-hour program is divided into three (3) appointments offered at various times and days for your convenience.


Program topics include:

  • Discussing types of diabetes
  • Making healthy food choices
  • Developing a meal plan with a dietitian
  • Reviewing your medications
  • Practicing blood glucose monitoring
  • Initiating physical activity plan
  • Discussing prevention and treatment of diabetes complications, including wound healing
  • Setting and evaluating personal goals

*Our program data shows past program participants have improved Hgb A1c, reported weight loss, included daily physical activity and prevented long-term complications.

Pregnancy and Diabetes Education
This two-hour class is for pregnant women with type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes or women women who are diabetic in need of pre-pregnancy counseling

Advanced Carbohydrate Counting Education
This four-hour program is designed to help those who take insulin before meals, whether by injection or via insulin pump.
 It works by matching mealtime insulin doses to the amount of carbohydrate they eat. 

Recommendations prior to attending class:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Training
  • Self-blood glucose testing 4 to 7 times a day
  • Willing to keep detailed records for one (1) week of program

Recognized Program
The CAMC Outpatient Diabetes Education Program has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in meeting all quality standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Training. Our instructional team is dedicated to providing quality education.

How to Get Started?

  • Talk to your physician or health care provider (HCP) asking to be referred to the CAMC Outpatient Diabetes Education Program.
  • Check with your health insurance plan to determine the extent of your coverage for Diabetes Self Management Education services.

Your HCP will complete and submit your program referral. We will contact you to schedule your services. Please call us if you have questions.  

What to Expect?

  • Convenient location
  • Variety of class days and times
  • Friendly and competent staff

Completion of your education program requirements will provide you tools to help meet your personal behavior change goals for a healthy lifestyle.

Your Instructional Team:

Teresa Waugh RN, CDE
Program Coordinator

Jenny McMillion RD, LD, CDE
Program Dietitian

Chris Terpening, PhD, PharmD

Contact us:

Phone: (304) 388-5555
E-mail: diabetes@camc.org

Logo - American Diabetes Association

 

 

Our Mission: Striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day.       © 2014 CAMC Health System, Inc.