The Diabetes Education Program at Capital Health offers various opportunities for you to learn and understand how to best manage diabetes in your everyday life.
Diabetes Education Program
Capital Health's Diabetes Education Program is a comprehensive referral-based program that will empower you to successfully self-manage your diabetes on a daily basis. Our program at Capital Health has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 2005.
Combined with the care you receive from your referring provider, our unique services will help you take charge of your own health under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team that includes:
- Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES)
- Registered Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Dietitian
- Exercise physiologist
Our program is certified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), which means that the comprehensive monitoring and education provided by our team adheres to the national standards set forth by the ADA, 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
- Effects of exercise and weight management
Diabetes Education Series at the Novo Nordisk Family Resource Room
In addition to the referral-based program, informal classes are offered on a regular basis, free of charge, in the Novo Nordisk Family Resource Room at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell.
These one-hour long classes are offered in a group format at various times during the day each month. Led by either a registered dietitian or a certified diabetes care and education specialist, these classes are a great opportunity to begin your education journey or refresh your knowledge. Questions and support persons are welcome!