Diabetes Education at Sidney Health Center is dedicated to promoting self-management of diabetes and other chronic diseases through patient education and training in nutrition and diabetes self-management skills. The registered dietitian and registered nurse team provides education, empowering individuals and groups with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to live a healthier life.
Recognizing that diabetes is a lifelong but manageable disease, we provide education on topics including, but not limited to:
- Comprehensive Diabetes Management
- Self Glucose Monitoring
- Insulin Instruction
- Stress Management
- Eye & Foot Care
- Warning Signs of Other Problems or Complications
- Side Effects of Medication
- Management of Sick Days
- Problem Solving
- Coping Mechanisms
- Nutrition Education
Healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating habits, are important for everyone. In addition to nutrition education for diabetes care, other nutrition education topics include learning how to reduce cholesterol, controlling hypertension, weight management, and better control other medical conditions (such as pre-diabetes and the metabolic syndrome) through healthy eating and lifestyle.
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Education at Sidney Health Center meets the national standards for providing quality education for people with diabetes. Available services include group and individual diabetes self-management education, nutrition education, general health education, continuous glucose monitoring, and metabolism measurements.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please
call the program coordinator at 406-488-2178 or the nurse educator at
American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Education Program