Diabetes Education Center

Education is a Powerful Tool


Left unmanaged, diabetes can seriously affect a person's overall health, and the ability to recover from other ailments. And, as people grow older and are more susceptible to the disease, education and inspiration are key to eating healthy and staying active. The licensed professionals in the Thomas Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education Center are dedicated to supporting the health of those in our community - those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, and those who wish to prevent it.

We provide hands-on education and outreach programs, showcasing food models to help people visualize correct food portions. We conduct regular grocery store tours where people learn about reading food labels, better shopping habits for healthy living and proper nutrition. We also work with patients on the various methods of insulin delivery, and provide the opportunity for patients to review and work with glucose meters, so they can feel comfortable in their self-management of their disease.

In addition, the Diabetes Education Center professionals have been trained on the new Conversation Maps for diabetes education and we use those maps in our program.

This service is available through doctor referral. For more information, call (304) 766-3431.

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