Get more involved in your Diabetes plan of care and improve your health. The Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program at Passavant is Nationally Accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Group and individual education is available to provide core standard diabetes education.
Classes cover the following basic concepts related to managing diabetes:
- The connection between food and diabetes and the importance of healthy eating to managing diabetes.
- The importance of monitoring blood glucose, managing high and low blood glucose and how to use the results from monitoring to better manage diabetes.
- The natural course of diabetes, the medicine options that exist, what insulin is and how it works, long-term complications associated with diabetes, and the Key ABC's (A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol).
Contact us for current class times and locations. Spouses or other support persons are invited to attend.
An initial individual assessment will be set up to determine what education plan you need. After the group classes, an individual appointment with the registered dietitian will also be scheduled to customize your individual eating plan. Care will include follow-up appointments to help you continue to meet your diabetes care plan goals and to improve your diabetes management skills.