Diabetes Education at Capital Health is an outpatient comprehensive referral based diabetes education program that empowers patients to take control in the successful management of their disease.
Our education model, where the patient is the central player, is widely recognized as the best model to use to help the patient achieve optimal health related outcomes. We work closely with your primary physician who continues to monitor your medical problems.
The Diabetes Education Team includes:
- Diabetes educators
- Exercise physiologist
- Registered nurses
Our team provides a comprehensive treatment and education program adhering to the national standards set forth by the American Diabetes Association including:
- Pathophysiology of Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Hypo-and hyperglycemia
- Meal planning
- Prevention, detection, and treatment of acute and chronic complications
- Biopsychosocial aspects of diabetes mellitus
- Treatment options
- Effect of exercise and weight management
Our outpatient Self-Management Diabetes Services provide individualized assessment and consultation or group sessions for patients with diabetes. Family members and social supports are encouraged to attend.