According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects how the body controls blood glucose (or blood sugar). Diabetes is classified as chronic conditions, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and reversible conditions, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
At Easton Hospital, the diabetic education program is designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures and working to develop better nutrition.
Easton Hospital offers an American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) accredited diabetes self-management program. The program consists of a one hour initial individual assessment by our certified diabetes educator, followed by eight hours of group classes. Group classes are two hour weekly sessions held over four weeks. As follow up, participates are encouraged to attend a group class within three to six months after completing the initial training.
Participants in the program will learn:
Physician referral is required for individual consultations, as well as participation in the group class sessions. Please check with your insurance provider regarding coverage for the class.
For more information, please contact:
Easton Hospital Diabetes Center
250 South 21st Street
Easton, PA 18042-3892