The Faith Regional Diabetes Center is staffed by registered dietitians who have passed a national certification exam and are certified diabetic educators.
Consulting Services include:
- Meal Planning
- Insulin Administration
- Carbohydrate Counting
- Blood Glucose
- Travel Planning
- Exercise Planning
- Medication Management
- Dining Out Meal Planning
|Private pay health insurance or Medicare may cover the Diabetes Center’s educational programs. In some cases, Faith Regional Health Services can bill your insurance company and Medicare/Medicaid directly for the cost. Please check with your insurance provider for more information.
Classes for diabetes education are offered in both group and private settings and teach basic self-care skills, such as:
- What diabetes is and how it affects your body
- Good nutrition habits and how to plan meals and snacks
- How physical activity can help
control blood glucose levels
- How to monitor blood glucose levels
- Understand when to change medication and monitoring schedule
The Diabetes Center can provide exercise rehabilitation training for patients. An exercise plan is developed with the nurse educator and patient working together to establish individualized goals.
An exercise program is also available through Cardiac Rehab with the permission of the primary care physician. In Cardiac Rehab, a patient will experience the effects of an exercise program on blood glucose control. Four sessions are set up with additional services ordered as needed, such as the Maintenance Program.