When you have diabetes it means that there is too much glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream and your body is having trouble getting the glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of your body. Those recently diagnosed with diabetes, as well as those who have been living with it for years, often have many questions and concerns. Our diabetes educators and dietitians can be a valuable resources to help you learn about diabetes, how it affects you—both mentally and physically—and how to use diabetes "tools" to manage it.
Diabetes self-management success requires a lifestyle change. With a little help, learning to understand the disease and what you can do to control it will give you the edge in leading a full and productive life.
Our comprehensive program received national recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), providing formal acknowledgement that our patient education program meets the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. Referral to this program can be made by your physician or you can call us for help in joining our program.
Below are a few things you can expect to learn:
- What diabetes is and how if affects the body
- How to prevent the complications of diabetes--heart disease, kidney disease, eye problems, foot problems
- How to control diabetes with a healthy diet and regular exercise
- How diabetes medicines work and how to take them
- How to get support from family, friends and health professionals in controlling your diabetes
We partner with you to conduct pre and post-education assessments of your diabetes management and can provide one-on-one personalized education. CoxHealth also offers community education classes and a support group to allow you to interact with others working to manage their diabetes.
CoxHealth Diabetes Education
CoxHealth Specialty Center
1150 State Hwy 248, Suite 100