About Our Diabetes Program
The Pomerene diabetes education program is accredited through the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. We offer a team approach
that involves the patient, family, physician, registered nurse, and dietitian. Together, this team helps the patient learn how to take care
of himself/herself with up to date information. One-on-one sessions are available at various times during the week to provide individualized
instruction to best meet your needs in your diabetes management.
Each session will review the following content:
- Diabetes Disease Process
- Physical Activity
- Complications Related to Diabetes (Acute and Chronic)
- Goal Setting and Problem Solving
- Psycho-social Adjustment
- Preconception Care, Pregnancy, and Gestational Diabetes
Your healthcare team may be experts on diabetes but you are the expert on you. No one else can manage your glucose for you. Diabetes is largely a self-managed chronic (lifelong) disease and education is essential in equipping individuals with the best knowledge and tools to care for their diabetes. Working closely with your healthcare team and diabetes educator to manage your diabetes can lessen your risks of complications from diabetes. Remember, as your life changes, your plan may need to change too. Anytime your plan isn’t working, it may be time for a change in plan.
For more information, call (330) 674-1584 extension 1023
Did You Know
Diabetes is ranked as the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, it is the leading cause of
lower limb amputations AND it is the leading cause of adult onset blindness. 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes and almost
24% of these people don’t know they have the disease.
Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes:
- Physical Inactivity
- Over the Age of 40
- History of High Blood Pressure
- Have Had a Baby Over 9 Pounds
- Have Had Gestational Diabetes
- Excessive Thirst and Hunger
- Frequent Urination
- Blurred Vision
- Fatigue/ Lack of Energy
- Mood Changes
- Weight Loss
- Sores That Don't Heal
If you have risk factors for diabetes and/or have experienced any of the warning signs, please talk with your healthcare provider. If you feel this program is right for you ask for a referral from your healthcare provider. Many insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid, will assist you in the cost of diabetes education. Talk to your healthcare provider if you feel you need help in managing your diabetes.