If left undiagnosed, diabetes can cause life-altering conditions like heart disease, stroke, blindness, and gangrene. Fortunately, with the proper diet, exercise, medication and the advice of knowledgeable healthcare professionals, living with diabetes does not have to be a challenge.
Diabetic Education is a comprehensive outpatient program taught by a Diabetes Educator. Diabetes Education helps to improve the health and well-being of people with diabetes.
Diabetic Education includes classes on topics such as:
- How to manage blood sugars
- The role of medications
- What is diabetes?
- What to do on a sick day
Diabetes Education can help people with all types of Diabetes, to include:
- Gestational Diabetes
- Long term patients
- Newly diagnosed
Newberry Hospital offers free diabetic classes. Spanish translation services are available. Please call Lori Mundy, RN, CDE at 803.405.7484 for information on these services.