Millions of people lead healthy lives while managing diabetes. Brookings Health System offers diabetic education to help you understand diabetes, to help you adjust your lifestyle and to give you the tools you need to control your diabetes.
If you have diabetes, you will personally manage most of your care. Although you may feel fine, diabetes can slowly damage your body. This makes education very important. Studies show people who have education on how to manage their diabetes experience better outcomes. You should have education when diagnosed, when problems arise, and every year thereafter.
Our health care team includes our diabetic educator, who is a registered nurse, and our registered dietitian who work together to counsel patients on how to incorporate healthy eating, physical activity and medication management into their lives.
Diabetic education and services include:
- Self-Management Classes
- Gestational Management Classes
- Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Foot Care Clinics
Watch Dr. Jennifer Williamson, an internal medicine doctor with us, talk about what diabetes is and advice for managing it.
In addition, our Frequently Asked Questions page helps address concerns you may have regarding diabetes. You may also download our Glucose Monitoring Logbook to help you manage your diabetes.