Learn About Our Diabetes Education

Do You Have Diabetes? Want to Learn How to Understand and Control it Better?

At the Healthy Living Center we offer intense diabetes education and training.

We understand that diabetes is the most harmful disorder to the body and the most difficult to understand. 1 out of every 4 Americans over the age of 65 have diabetes and of that number, African Americans comprise the most. The rise in diabetes is so great that by year 2030, it is estimated that 2 out of every 4 Americans over the age of 65 will have it and 1 out of every 2 African Americans will have it. Treating Diabetes requires not only your medical provider's expertise, but your willingness to actively participate in your own care. At the Healthy Living Center, we give you the tools and knowledge to take control of your life with this disease.

Don't let diabetes ruin your life! Fight back with knowledge and understanding.

Education Session 

Our education session last approximately 2 hours.

First you will undergo a brief physical exam that focuses on the key body sites that diabetes attacks.

Second, you wil tour our Healthy Living Center where a chef will have a diabetic friendly menu prepared for your enjoyment. It will also serve as an example that diabetic food choices can be extremely tasty.

Third, you will be given a 30 minute power point presentation about diabetes from a medical provider with ample time for questions. You will learn about the nuts & bolts of diabetes in clear and simple terms. You will learn some of the terminology and test results that are used during your office visits.

Fourth, you will be counseled by a certified diabetic educator to help you to understand why some foods are bad for diabetes and how to select healthier choices. You will learn how to read food labels and calculate calories and sodium in the food you eat.

Lastly, you will undergo a review of glu
cose home monitoring. You will be shown how to use a monitor if you do not already know. You will be taught the preferred methods of testing yourself. You will be shown how to record your results in a daily log and how to interpret your glucose results. For those needing it, insulin administration will also be reviewed and taught.



What Is The Cost?

The cost is covered by your insurance plan just like an office visit. If you are interested, let our staff or your health provider know. 
Olivia Newby, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE (Program Coordinator & Nurse Practitioner)
James Newby, MD, CDE (Program Physician)



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