Diabetes Wellness Center

Diabetes Education is provided on an individual basis due to the Covid pandemic. For further information, please call 937-498-5558 or 1-800-589-9641 (ext. 5558).

The main goal of Wilson Health's Diabetes Education Program is to allow patients with diabetes to gain greater power over their own health and well-being through education.

Knowledge is very important to diabetes management, and many times, success is directly affected by the amount of support a person with diabetes receives. It's also important that those close to people with diabetes have the facts they need to help and encourage their loved ones.

Wilson’s diabetes education program started in 1982 and includes diabetes and insulin pump support groups, which are conducted by Wilson's certified diabetes educators. An individual evaluation is often ordered by a physician for special diabetes concerns. These might include management of Type 1 diabetes, insulin management, insulin pump therapy, medication changes, condition changes, difficulty in reaching diabetes goals or for someone with special needs.

Diabetes Education Classes

 

On The Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes

Covers the basic concepts needed to understand and manage diabetes.

 

Monitoring Your Diabetes

Includes the importance of monitoring blood glucose, managing high and low blood glucose and how to use the results from monitoring to better manage diabetes.

Diabetes and Healthy Eating

The connection between food and diabetes and the importance of healthy eating as it relates to managing diabetes.

Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes

Covers more complex concepts related to diabetes, including the natural course of diabetes, the many medicine options that exist for people with diabetes today, insulin and how it works, long-term complications associated with diabetes and the ABCs (A1C, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol).

 

 

To schedule classes, call Central Scheduling at (937)-497-5656. The classes are held in the Wilson Medical Building (Door #4). Signs will be posted.

Information and instruction on specific skills such as special diets, insulin use, monitoring with a glucose meter and insulin pump therapy may need a one-on-one approach and can be scheduled in addition to class. For more information, call (937) 498-5409.

Please note: A minimum of three participants are needed to have class. Class will be cancelled one week prior to the first date of the class. If you are unable to attend one of the classes, you may reschedule to a later date.

Information and instruction on specific skills such as special diets, insulin use, monitoring with a glucose meter and insulin pump therapy may need a one-on-one approach and can be scheduled in addition to class. For more information, call (937) 498-5409.

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The Wilson Health Diabetes Education Program received an Education Recognition Certificate from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for outstanding diabetes self-management education. Wilson is one of the few hospitals in western Ohio to receive this designation.

 

For more information about the Diabetes Wellness Center at Wilson, call (937) 498-5558.