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Diabetes Education

CLICK HERE FOR A DIABETES EDUCATION REFERRAL FORM

 
We teach Diabetes Self-Management Classes designed to put you in control of your Diabetes.  

Our goal is to provide you with enough information to be able to problem solve and take back control of your life!

Call Brenna Earnest @(304) 597-3774

What you don't know can hurt you!

 

 

Is your diabetes or diabetes related problems under control?


A1c Less Than 7.0%
Fasting Glucose Between 70 & 130
2-Hours after meal less than 180
Bedtime glucose 100-140
Blood Pressure under 140/80
LDL under 100
Triglycerides under 150
Cholesterol under 200
HDL Greater than: 40/Men 50/Women
Microalbumin under 30

If not, Diabetes Education can help you learn how to achieve control!

Ask your Doctor to refer you for Diabetes Education

The diagnosis of diabetes can be unsettling.  
Complications may be far-reaching and devastating.  What can you do?

Learn Self-Management.

Your diabetes education experience will begin with a 2 to 3 hour appointment where your educator will get to know you and your individual needs.  Followed by 2 or more shorter sessions after the initial one to fine-tune your self-management skills.  You will learn about nutrition, monitoring, exercise, medication and other components of the self-management program.

Course Content
Diabetes Disease Process
Nutrition
Physical Activity
Monitoring
Medications
Acute Complications
Chronic Complications
Goal Setting & Problem Solving
Psychosocial Adjustment
Preconception Care, Gestational
Diabetes as Applicable


Medicare patients are eligible for 10 hours of Diabetes Self Management Training the first year and are eligible to receive 2 hours of follow up training each calendar year!

 

Keyser Diabetes Support Group Meeting

There will be a Free Diabetes Support Group Meeting held in the Community Room at the Potomac Heights High Rise Building (500 Carskadon Lane) on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  The topics will be different every month. 

Any questions, call:  Brenna Earnest, 304-597-3774 Diabetes Education Office on weekdays.