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Diabetes Education

Overview

Got diabetes? Get educated!

Diabetes is a chronic disease and living with it can be difficult.  Our team of Registered Nurse and Registered Dietician, who are both certified in diabetes education, are dedicated to helping you learn how to better manage your disease so you can feel your best and live a healthier, longer life.  We coordinate care with your physician and provide card for Type I , Type II, pregnancy related diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Oaklawn’s Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and is certified through the State of Michigan Department of Community Health.  Oaklawn’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program offers monthly Diabetes Education classes.  Class topics include diabetes overview, healthy eating, taking medication, being active, healthy coping, self-monitoring of blood glucose (sugar), reducing risks of long-term complications and problem-solving. Individual sessions are available based on your specific needs for instruction on insulin injection, blood glucose monitoring and meal planning.

Oaklawn’s Diabetes Education program includes individual and group instruction delivered by a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietician, both certified in diabetes education. Our diabetes educators work in coordination with you, your Endocrinologist, and your primary care physician, to provide you with a program that will help you manage your life with diabetes.

A physician referral is required to attend and most insurance companies cover all or part of the cost of diabetes education. For your convenience, our staff can assist you with questions regarding your coverage under Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers.

Group classes are offered monthly at the Ricketson Medical Building located at 103 East Mansion Street in Marshall. To register or for more information call (269) 789-8972.