Diabetes Patient Education
Diabetes can be controlled and the progression of complications delayed with an individual treatment program that includes diet, exercise, and/or medication.
Diabetes classes offered at Decatur County Memorial Hospital are designed to teach the person with diabetes and his/her family more about the disease and how to implement lifestyle changes to avoid complications. A Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietitian will be teaching the class.
Class Topics Include:
- Overview of diabetes
- Medications available to treat diabetes
- The role of exercise in treatment
- Blood Glucose Testing: correct monitor use
- Menus and meal patterns, portion control, restaurant eating & carbohydrate counting
- Reading food labels to learn more about reducing fat and salt in the diet
- Short and long term complications
- Skin care
Each monthly session consists of a series of three – two hour classes held at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Classroom D. Classes are covered by most insurance companies. Please call to inquire about our assistance programs if you do not have insurance.
Diabetes Support Group
A group of adults with diabetes come together an evening every other month to discuss issues related to living with diabetes. These may include testing options, specialist preferences, and guest speakers. This is a very active, high energy group who would love to have more participation and help others.
For more information: 812-663-1341
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: DCMH Classroom D
Diabetes Education Registration
Interested in attending upcoming Diabetes Education Classes? Please fill out the registration form below, someone will contact you regarding your interest. Or, call 812-663-1341 if you have any troubles or questions.