Diabetes Self Management Class - Hawkins County
Community Screenings and Education
July 18, 2013
Hawkins County Memorial Hospital
Education is the primary component of the Diabetes Treatment
Center’s outpatient program. At its core is the Diabetes Self-Management
Program, a six-hour class which teaches diabetics to manage the disease through
nutrition, life-style changes, exercise and the use of medication if
appropriate. Diabetics learn about standards of care like having their blood
glucose level, eyes and feet checked regularly. Class participants also learn
about the long-term complications of diabetes, and family members are invited
to learn alongside their loved ones.
Following participation in the course, patients remain in
the program for one year. During that time, the resources of the Diabetes
Treatment Center are provided to patients at no additional cost.
A physician must refer you to the Diabetes Self-Management
Program. In most cases, the cost of the course can be billed to an insurance
provider or patients may choose to pay out-of-pocket.
If you have questions, please call the Wellmont Nurse
Connection at 1-877-230-NURSE.