Our one-on-one diabetes education sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs. Taught by a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, our diabetes education program is helpful for people newly diagnosed with diabetes, people struggling to control their blood sugars, people starting or changing medication for diabetes or anyone interested in learning more.
You, along with your health care team, play a vital role in managing your blood sugars. If your blood sugars have been higher than 150 for a long period of time, you are more likely to develop problems with your eyes, heart, kidneys and feet. By learning about diabetes and how you can control your blood sugars at home, you can lower your risk of most diabetes complications.
In order to become enrolled in the program, you need to have a physician referral. This referral can be obtained by contacting your doctor’s office or the staff at the Center for Healthy Weight & Wellness can contact your doctor for you. For more information, contact us at 419-678-8446.
A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a healthcare professional who has demonstrated specialized knowledge in the field of diabetes education. Our CDE demonstrates a personal commitment to partnering with their clients, sharing their successes and cheering through the challenges. They demonstrate commitment, passion and caring for the services they provide.
If you choose to, we are able to supply you with a choice of glucometers, lancets and testing strips through the Mercer Health Durable Medical Equipment. We will file your insurance for you, so there are no upfront fees.
For more information about diabetes, visit www.diabetes.org.