Diabetes Education Classes

Nearly 19 million Americans have diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Further, the ADA indicates that seven million Americans are undiagnosed and 79 million are pre-diabetic. For those who are newly diagnosed, those who are diabetic and need a refresher course, and those who are pre-diabetic, West Chester Hospital offers ongoing diabetes education opportunities.

diabetesDiabetes education programs are presented by a certified diabetes nurse educator, a registered dietitian and a pharmacist. Guest speakers are often featured, and include primary care physicians, endocrinologists, podiatrists and other diabetes experts. Programs feature a variety of topics including: successful diabetes management, meal planning and carbohydrate counting, making smart choices when dining out, achieving better results with medication, a review of newly released medications, and how to start (or improve) an activity program. Other areas of discussion include the psychological and social aspects of living with diabetes as well as how to take control of the disease.

Register by calling (513) 298-SUGR (7847) or view upcoming classes and register online.

Free Diabetes Support Group

West Chester Hospital also hosts a diabetes support group for the community on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Sessions are held in the West Chester Hospital cafeteria on level A. The support group serves as a forum for sharing and discussion. Registration is not required. Call (513) 298-SUGR (7847) for information.

Click here to download a flyer with additional information about the Diabetes Education program.

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