McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital

Diabetes Self Management Education

This program is for adults 18 and over. The program is designed to help those:

  • Newly diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Wanting more information on how to balance your eating, medications and physical activity

How will the program benefit me?

The instructors will provide comprehensive education on:

  • How to balance eating, physical activity medication and blood sugar monitoring
  • How to integrate your lifestyle needs, such as cultural eating habits and exercise preferences into your diabetes management plan
  • How to make eating out and traveling easier and healthier
  • How to prevent, recognize and treat high and low blood sugars
  • How to care for your diabetes when sick
  • How to prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure nerve damage and sexual problems
  • How to decrease your healthcare costs by reducing the need for expensive hospital stays and treatment complications

Class schedule

The class is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. The initial class consists of:

  • An initial individualized assessment and four hours of group class
  • The second class is four hours of group class