When you have diabetes, there's a lot your doctor can do to help. But you're responsible for a lot of the heavy lifting. In fact, the work you do has a huge impact on your ability to keep diabetes symptoms from taking over your life.
The diabetes education team at St. Anthony Hospital can help. We offer individual support, group classes, and more to help you both understand and control your diabetes.
Our diabetes education program is appropriate for you, whether you've been recently diagnosed with diabetes or you've had diabetes for many years. We can even help with prediabetes issues. With our help, you can create a personalized plan, so you can successfully manage your diabetes and the problems it can cause.
Monitoring diabetes symptoms
Monitoring blood sugar levels is a common part of a diabetes treatment plan. We can provide blood glucose meter instruction, so you'll know how your tools work. We can also help you understand how to administer your insulin, if your doctor thinks that's the right approach for you.
We'll do this work in individual appointments, so you'll have time to ask questions and work one-on-one with someone who can help.
Group diabetes education
We offer day and evening group education classes. Here you will learn more about healthy eating, being active, taking medication, monitoring blood sugar, solving problems, coping with stress and more. Visit our Group Education Schedule to see when these classes are available.
If you'd like to learn from others who are also living with diabetes, come to a support group meeting. Visit our Diabetes Support Group Schedule to see when those meetings are held.
Your diabetes education team
Your diabetes education team is made up of a certified diabetes educator and registered dietitians. They are well-equipped to help you understand your disease. Our program accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators as meeting the national standards for diabetes education.
Call today to schedule an appointment or find out more. A referral from your primary care provider is required for services. We can contact your provider for you.
To help expedite your first appointment, we've pulled together paperwork we'd like for you to read and fill out before you arrive:
- Referral form.
- Group Education Schedule
- Diabetes Support Group Schedule
- Pendleton Area Diabetes Resources
Melissa Naff, RD, LD, CDE