Registration open for Adirondack Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
SARANAC LAKE – Registration has opened for Adirondack Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. The program will begin on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and run for six consecutive weeks, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Redfield Board Room at Adirondack Medical Center’s Saranac Lake campus.
Diabetes Self-Management Education is an essential component of diabetes care, with national standards based upon evidence of its benefits. The program assists those initially diagnosed with diabetes in getting their self-care off to an effective start. For those who have had the disease for some time, the program offers reminders on how to continue the high level of self-care that is essential for optimizing metabolic control, managing complications and maintaining a high quality of life. Individuals diagnosed with pre-diabetes may also find this program effective in helping to prevent disease progression.
Anyone interested should call (518) 897-2611 to register by phone. Physician referral is required for insurance and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement of the program fee. Scholarships are available through the Adirondack Health Foundation.