Living with Diabetes

The diabetes education services include:

Healthy Living with Diabetes Classes: This is a 6 hour group class that covers information related to diabetes self-care management. Topics include but are not limited to healthy eating, benefits of physical activity, medications to treat diabetes and blood glucose monitoring. The classes also cover sick day management, prevention of short and long-term complications, emotional aspects, reading labels, carbohydrate counting and a discussion of real life case studies. Individuals meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator prior to attending the first class.

Individual Instruction with a Certified Diabetes Educator: Individualized training by a Certified Diabetes Educator on topics pertaining to self care management, insulin preparation and administration, insulin pump assessment, gestational diabetes, blood glucose monitoring and/or other issues related to diabetes that may be of concern to the individual.

Nutrition (Medical Nutrition Therapy): Individualized training by a Registered Dietitian on topics pertaining to calorie level determination, nutrition guidelines, carbohydrate counting, label reading and/or other issues related to diabetes that may be of concern to the individual.

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 2019 Schedule

This program is a 6 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

May 8 and 22 

10:00 AM – Noon Education  Center - Room B 1st Floor 

May 15

10:00 AM – Noon  Conference Room #2 - Second Floor
June 12, 19, and 26 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Education  Center - Room B 1st Floor
August 5, 12, and 19 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Education  Center - Room B 1st Floor
September 12, 19, and 26 10:00 AM – Noon Education  Center - Room B 1st Floor
October  9, 16, and 23 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Education  Center - Room B 1st Floor
November 6, 13, and 20 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Education  Center - Room B 1st Floor

 

Heritage Valley Edgeworth

May 7, 14, and 21 10:00 AM – Noon  Conference Room – 2nd Floor
June 11, 18, and 25 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Conference Room – 2nd Floor
August  7, 14, and 21 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Conference Room – 2nd Floor
September 11, 18, and 25 10:00 AM – Noon Conference Room – 2nd Floor
October 10, 17, and 24 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Conference Room – 2nd Floor
November 5, 12, and 19 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Conference Room – 2nd Floor

 

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