Program Topics & Benefits
The program curriculum includes interactive instruction on many topics:
We know you're not like any other person with diabetes and that your experience and needs are unique to you. For this reason, we work very closely with you - teaching you how to enjoy a healthy, active life and how to prevent complications.
Our instructors meet with you individually, and as part of a team, to develop strategies that will help you achieve your goals. We do this by identifying behavior changes that are meaningful to you and make sense for your lifestyle.
Monitoring your success
We don't just hope our program works - we measure your progress along the way to ensure that it does. The use of self-evaluation tools, testing your own blood sugar levels at frequent intervals and working one-on-one with you and your doctor gives us objective feedback to tailor the program to meet your unique needs.
Lively, interactive instruction
Classes use a variety of tools and techniques, including hands-on models, video presentations, discussion and more. Our instructors are experienced, personable and compassionate.
New friends, new support
Many people have diabetes, yet have learned to live rich, happy lives. Our program is designed to provide plenty of interaction with other participants that will help motivate and reassure you.
- Diabetes disease process
- Nutritional management
- Physical activity
- Prevention and treatment of acute complications
- Prevention and treatment of chronic complications through risk reduction
- Goal setting and problem solving
- Psychological adjustment
- Pre-conception education and education related to gestational diabetes management
- Gestational Diabetes
Diabetes Classes & Events
The Diabetes Education Center at Parker Adventist Hospital is here for you. We offer an ongoing series of diabetic classes to help you manage your disease.
Our classes include:
- Cholesterol and Pre-Diabetes Education
- Gestational Diabetes Education
- Comprehensive Diabetes Class for Type 1 and Type 2
- Insulin Injection Classes
- Diabetes Injectable Medication Class - Not Insulin
How to Enroll
Not only is it easy to do, but chances are your doctor will be very supportive of your decision to enroll. Simply:
- Ask your doctor to fill out the Physician Referral Form and fax it to our office at 303-269-4504. You may call 303-269-4500 to schedule your appointment after your doctor has faxed the order form. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us at 303-269-4500 and we will fax the form directly to your doctor.
- The form includes your diagnosis, recent lab tests and results, and current medications. This will help us begin to put together a program that's right for you.
- Once we receive the completed form from your doctor, we will call you within five days to set up an initial assessment. And then you begin.