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We would like to welcome Adult Gastroenterology of Stillwater to the SMC team.  New clinic opened August 1.

Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care Program Questions


What is the Diabetes Education Program?

The Diabetes Program is a fun, skill-building program designed to help individuals take day-to-day responsibility for their diabetes care. Participants learn to self-manage their diabetes and work effectively with health care providers. The program is accredited with AADE as an evidence-based program based on 7 health care behavior goals that will help you manage your diabetes.

Who can take part in this program?

Anyone with diabetes type 1, type 2 or type 1.5, or family members, friends, or care-givers of a person with diabetes who is also attending the program. Patients with gestational diabetes can also benefit.

Program Details

The Diabetes Program offers one, daytime and one, evening class taught by a certified diabetes educator, diabetes registered nurse and diabetes registered dietitian. A physician’s referral is required. Once you have received a referral, let the Stillwater Medical Center staff know which class you want and they will register you.

Program Topics

Topics included in the program are:
• Healthy eating with diabetes/meal planning/food label identification
• Goal identification and action-planning
• Understanding diabetes, monitoring blood sugar and routine tests
• Decreasing stress and relaxation strategies
• Dealing with the difficult emotions of chronic disease
• Managing your medications
• Finding physical activities you can enjoy
• Preventing and delaying the potential complications of diabetes
• Effectively communicating with family, friends and health care professionals

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