Diabetes affects millions of Americans and when left untreated can lead to heart disease and stroke, damage kidneys and nerves, and affect eyesight, circulation and healing capacity.
Fremont Area Medical Center’s Diabetes education programs can help you learn how to control the disease and lead a healthier, happier life.
The “Taking Charge” Diabetes Self-Management class is a one-day course taught by a diabetes educator, registered dietitian, registered pharmacist and physical therapist. They have years of experience helping people with diabetes self-manage their disease.
This course covers every aspect of diabetes management, including meal planning, medication, blood glucose monitoring, exercise, prevention of complications, and coping strategies.
“Taking Charge” is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the third floor of FAMC’s Health Park Plaza, located at 450 East 23rd Street. Lunch is provided. Registration and physician referral is required. This class is covered by Medicare and most private insurance.
FAMC’s diabetes education courses are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. For more information about diabetes care or to register, contact Kim Beckstrom at (402) 727-3355.