Understanding how to live with and manage your diabetes is one of the most important ways to ensure that you live a long and healthy life. Christiana Care offers a variety of group and individual education programs at locations throughout New Castle County.
Living With Diabetes
Living with Diabetes is an 8-hour, comprehensive group program will teach you about target blood-sugar levels, testing your blood, diabetes medications, meal planning, exercise, stress management, foot care and standards of diabetes care. It includes individualized attention in pre- and post-class appointments with a certified diabetes educator. It is appropriate for anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Saturday and weekday classes are available. This program is covered by most insurance plans. Please call if you need financial assistance to participate in this program.
Success with Diabetes
The Success with Diabetes educational program is supported by the Christiana Care Endocrinology Specialists practice. The program equips you with the skills to effectively manage your diabetes and prevent complications associated with poorly controlled blood sugars. Success with Diabetes offers a selection of courses designed around key topics, such as: the basics of diabetes, eating healthy for diabetes, exercise, stress and diabetes, identifying high or low blood sugar, effective insulin therapy, insulin pumps and pregnancy and diabetes. Participants can attend some or all of the sessions based upon their needs and previous diabetes education. Daytime and evening classes are available at multiple sites. All sessions are taught by registered nurses and registered dietitians who are certified diabetes educators. Call 302-661-3070 to register for the program.
The Success with Diabetes program is covered by most insurance plans.
Individual counseling sessions
One-on-one counseling is available with a registered nurse or a registered dietitian who are certified diabetes educators. Counseling helps you achieve effective diabetes control. Topics that can be covered include:
- A diabetes overview to help you learn about your type of diabetes, review basic survival skills and help lower your risks for diabetic complications.
- Blood glucose testing, including selecting and using a meter and understanding your test results.
- Instruction on how to use insulin and injectable medications.
- Nutrition and meal planning to help define options that can work for you.
Diabetes Support Group
The Diabetes Support Group is designed to support you through group discussion about diabetes. The group meets once per month, with a new topic for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes explored during each session. The Diabetes Support Group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the Christiana Hospital E-Tower, room 1E80. All are welcome. To learn more about the topic for each month call 302-623-4697. No registration is required.