Living with Diabetes

The diabetes education services include:

Healthy Living with Diabetes:  This is a nine-(9) hour group class that covers information related to diabetes self-care management. Topics include basic concepts of diabetes, nutrition guidelines, preventing long-term complications, emotional aspects, carbohydrate counting, exercise and heart health. Individuals meet with a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator prior to attending the first class.

One on One Instruction with a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator: Individualized training by a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator on topics pertaining to blood glucose monitoring, medications, exercise, healthy eating, as well as insulin administration or pump assessment.

Nutrition Clinic (Medical Nutrition Therapy): Individualized training by a Registered Dietitian on topics pertaining to calorie level determination and nutrition guidelines.

There is a fee to attend these services. For individuals with diabetes who have health insurance in Pennsylvania, insurers are required in most cases to cover diabetes education, if prescribed by their physician. Prior to attending any of these services, it is important to get the appropriate referral from your physician. The insurance provider will then be billed. For more information talk with your physician or call 866.328.8389.

Healthy Living with Diabetes 2018 Schedule

This program is a nine-(9) hour group class that covers information related to managing your diabetes and keeping your blood glucose in good control.  The classes are taught by Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians who are also Certified Diabetes Educators. Registration is required.  

Heritage Valley Beaver

October 3, 10, & 17

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Education Center, Room B, 1st Floor
December 5, 12, & 19 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Education  enter - Room B 1st Floor

 

Heritage Valley Edgeworth

September 11, 19 & 25 9:00 AM – Noon Conference Room – 2nd Floor
November 1, 8 & 15 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Conference Room – 2nd Floor

 

For more information, you may talk with your physician or call toll-free at 1-866-328-8389.