Halifax Health offers outpatient diabetes education services taught by a registered nurse and registered dietitian who are certified diabetes educators. Services are tailored to each person’s needs whether they are newly diagnosed or have a history of diabetes. We offer diabetes classes, one-on-one counseling, meal planning individualized by a dietitian, pregnancy/gestational diabetes counseling, instructions on how to test blood sugar or how to inject insulin, and a free support group. The American Diabetes Association recognizes this service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.
Diabetes Self-Management Education
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We will teach you self-care skills which can help you reach your health goals.
Class topics include:
- Explanation of different types of diabetes, causes and treatments
- Causes and treatments of high and low blood sugars
- Nutrition and Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Diabetes medications
- Testing blood sugar
- Complications (preventing, detecting and treating)
- Stress, depression and other behavioral health issues affected by diabetes as well as many other topics and resources.
We primarily work with adults. At this time, children and teenagers are referred to a pediatric endocrinology specialty team.
To participate in a Halifax Health Diabetes Education service, a referral from your doctor and certain medical records are needed, due to insurance requirements. The hospital staff can verify insurance coverage before you attend.
Call 386.425.2242 or 386.425.4829 for more information or to get started.