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Diabetes Prevention, Detection & Management Programs

OhioHealth brings a team approach to helping those with diabetes find support, education and encouragement to live successfully with their condition.

Our team of diabetes experts includes:

  • Certified diabetes educators
  • Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Pharmacists

 

Instructions on diabetes self-management skills are offered during individual or group sessions.

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This 9-hour program covers topics in diabetes self-management care and includes:

  • A one-hour appointment with the diabetes nurse educator for a health assessment and goal setting.
  • Four classes, each two hours in length, covering topics of the diabetes disease process, medications, nutrition and carbohydrate counting, exercise and activity, travel, sick day management, foot care and prevention/management of long-term complications.

Classes are offered monthly at the McConnell Heart Health Center: Mondays 9 to 11 am and Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Diabetes Self-Management Education at Mansfield Hospital and Shelby Hospital

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and Shelby Hospital offer access to skilled teams of health educators who are committed to helping clients with diabetes and their loved ones build the skills needed to manage their diabetes and lead healthy, happy lives.

Program options:

  • Comprehensive education class series – includes individual assessments with a nurse educator and dietitian
  • Individual consultation with a nurse educator and/or dietitian for specific needs
  • Free support group meetings every other month

Counseling with a nurse answers:

  • Why you need to manage diabetes
  • How to safely manage diabetes
  • How to prevent complications of diabetes
  • How to use a glucose meter and take medications
  • How to understand and deal with the emotional aspects of diabetes
  • How to make behavior changes that promote a healthy lifestyle

Counseling with a dietitian answers:

  • How to develop a healthy eating plan
  • How to make the plan fit within your lifestyle
  • How to enjoy tasty, appealing food

For more information, call (419) 520.2550.

Individual Appointments

Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes appointments can be scheduled with a diabetes educator nurse and/or dietitian for individual assessment and counseling. Your appointment will include an individualized one-hour consultation with a registered dietitian who will review your current eating habits and provide you with personal recommendations

Counseling with a nurse answers:

  • Why you need to manage diabetes
  • How to safely manage diabetes
  • How to prevent complications of diabetes
  • How to use a glucose meter and take medications
  • How to understand and deal with the emotional aspects of diabetes
  • How to make behavior changes that promote a healthy lifestyle

Counseling with a dietitian answers:

  • How to develop a healthy eating plan
  • How to make the plan fit within your lifestyle
  • How to enjoy tasty, appealing food

Diabetes Prevention, Detection and Management at O'Bleness Hospital

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, in partnership with the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine and University Medical Associates, offers a comprehensive diabetes program that is certified by the AADE and focused on the prevention, detection and management of diabetes and metabolic diseases. This program includes:

  • Diagnostic Screenings
  • Blood glucose screenings
  • Blood pressure and BMI screenings
  • Foot screening