Self-Management Training Class
Diabetes is a complex disease, and it’s not unusual for someone with diabetes to feel overwhelmed and confused about how to manage it.
If you have diabetes, you need to learn self-management skills and make lifestyle changes in order to effectively manage diabetes and avoid or delay the complications associated with it. At Metro Health, you don’t have to do this alone.
Our experienced diabetes education team is committed to working with your primary care physician to educate, support, and teach the self-management skills you need. We have found that a team approach is the best way to ensure you receive the highest quality of care.
Our comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Training class focuses on factors that influence blood sugar levels, meal planning, management techniques, medications, preventing additional health complications, exercise, dietary guidelines, and more. It is taught by a registered dietitian and a registered nurse who are both certified diabetes educators.
Education is available for all people with Type 1, Type 2, or pre-diabetes. Personalized instruction is also available for individuals with diabetes during pregnancy, language barriers, or other specific needs.
The program is taught in a series of five classes for a total of five hours of instruction. It is offered during day and evening hours at various locations throughout West Michigan. Class dates are subject to change and a minimum of six participants is needed to hold a class. Registration is required, and you must have a doctor’s order to take part. There is a fee, but many insurance companies will cover the cost.
For schedules and to register for a class, call (616) 252-8339.