Diabetes Self-Management Education Offered by Adirondack Health
SARANAC LAKE – A six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offered by Adirondack Health begins on Sept. 16. Diabetes Self-Management Education helps people diagnosed with diabetes effectively start and continue the high level of self-care necessary for optimizing blood sugar levels, managing complications, and maintaining their quality of life.
Diabetes education and training provides up-to-date information about diabetes, tools to manage the disease and support as needed. The program is taught by an interdisciplinary team of four physicians, a pharmacist, registered nurses, a dietitian and a nurse both certified in diabetes education, and an exercise specialist. People with pre-diabetes will also benefit from the program by learning effective means of preventing or delaying the onset of the condition.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays in the Redfield Board Room at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. A physician referral is required for insurance and Medicare/Medicaid coverage. Scholarships are available through the Adirondack Health Foundation. Please call (518) 897-2611 with questions or to register.
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EILEEN MOWREY, Communications and Public Affairs Coordinator
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