This is a series of two three-hour classes for those newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The class is designed to help you set your own goals for managing your diabetes. The topics covered in this class include: Information about diabetes and treatment options, Nutrition, Activity, Medications, Blood glucose monitoring, Preventing, detecting and treating complications, Behavior change, goal setting and problem-solving, Emotional health and coping strategies.
These classes meet at two locations:
Monona Clinic: 3:00-6:00pm Jan-Feb, May-June, or Sept-Oct
West Washington Clinic: 9:00am-noon Mar-Apr, July-Aug, or Nov-Dec
(Morning and afternoon classes are offered to accomodate busy schedules)
Many insurance plans cover all or a portion of the class. The Diabetes Care Team specialists are available upon referral from a primary care physician or other any other treating medical provider. Call your provider or ask at your next appointment.
You can find out more about the Meriter Diabetes Care Team and upcoming classes by calling Meriter West Washington (345 W. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI) at 608.417.8300.
Our ongoing diabetes education classes are taught by the dietitian, diabetes nurse educator and health psychologist. The classes are designed to assist you with developing diabetes knowledge and self-management skills as well as helping with behavior change. In addition, these classes give you the opportunity to expand your support network and to learn from others who are also living with diabetes. Our class sizes are small to allow for supportive group interaction. The content areas included in the classes are those specified in the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
To register for this class, call (608) 417-8300. Online registration for this class is not available.