Education and Support
If you’re living with diabetes, you’ll need to make lifestyle changes and regularly monitor your condition. The goal of the Center is provide you with the tools to successfully self-manage your diabetes.
Diabetes Education Classes
The Center offers several classes on managing diabetes. We offer one-on-one sessions with a diabetes nurse educator for a patient's specific needs. Also, we offer some evening and weekend classes for your convenience. Many patients living with diabetes long-term continue to attend our education programs.
Our most popular classes are listed below:
The Comprehensive Series
This series of classes is for patients who are newly-diagnosed and new to diabetes treatment, or who have never had formal diabetes education. This is a series of three classes that progressively develop self-management skills. It provides an overview of the disease, and is a primer for lifestyle changes. Certified diabetes educators teach these classes.
This class provides information on monitoring and planning a diet based on reduced carbohydrates—because diet is of such monumental importance for managing diabetes.
This individualized training provides patients with information on the basics of insulin, what it does and when and how to perform injections.
Multiple Daily Injection (MDI)
This individualized training teaches patients the intricacies of insulin injection and intensive insulin management.
Annual Update – Ongoing Diabetes Education
The Center advises individuals with diabetes to attend an annual update on diabetes management. The team of a dietitian, a certified diabetes educator and a registered nurse teaches the update, which focuses on addressing common roadblocks to making improvements in healthy eating, physical activity and glucose monitoring.
- Medication management
- Pump therapy education and training
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Self-care and self-management training
- Group and individual education
- Gestational diabetes management
Facilitators discuss the need for exercise in many classes. As needed, the staff also holds group or one-on-one classes with patients.
Fidelity Health Care: Home Care for Diabetes
Meeting patients’ specific needs is the goal of Fidelity Health Care (FHC). Our clinicians provide customized, at-home diabetes education and diabetes care designed around the patient. The education Fidelity Health Care provides follows American Diabetes Association guidelines.
Education may include:
- Insulin administration
- Use of a glucose meter
- Diet teaching
- Basic diabetes survival skills
A doctor’s order is required for Fidelity Health Care diabetes care and/or lab work. Learn more about Fidelity Health Care
Learn About Diabetes
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Common Diabetes Questions
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Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about diabetes. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery and much more.
Content Updated: November 9, 2015
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