Eisenhower Diabetes Program
Since its inception in 1974, the Diabetes Program at Eisenhower Health has provided educational classes, lectures and individual instruction for diabetic residents of the Coachella Valley. It is the first program in the Coachella Valley to achieve recognition by the American Diabetes Association.
Successful control of diabetes depends on cooperation between the individual with diabetes and the health care team.
The primary goal of Eisenhower's Diabetes Program is to offer evidence-based curriculum and current information about diabetes mellitus to individuals with diabetes, family members and the community.
Individual and Group Instruction
For those who have a physician referral and meet insurance requirements, the professional staff of the Diabetes Program offers individual or group instruction and activities designed to promote self-management skills in nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, medication administration and other diabetes-related subjects.
Family members are encouraged to support their loved one by attending the sessions. Spanish speaking educators are available.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Individual nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietician with a credential in diabetes education can assist in helping people with diabetes develop healthy eating habits. A physician referral is required.
Eisenhower's Diabetes Program offers classes throughout the year. These classes are free to the community.
Group education classes for individuals with diabetes and their significant others are offered frequently throughout the year. The series is certified diabetes education specialists and health care professionals with expertise in diabetes.
Topics Covered in Classes Include
- Diabetes overview
- Stress and psychological adjustment
- Family involvement and social support
- Relationship between nutrition, exercise, medication, and blood glucose levels
- Monitoring and use of results
- Acute and chronic complications
- Foot, skin and dental care
- Goal setting
- Improving glucose control
- Use of health care systems and community resources
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