The goal of the Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is to provide information about diabetes and prediabetes you need to set yourself on a course of good health and self-management.
For more information, please call Tracy Stadler, RD, LD, CDCES at 419-732-4047.
Classes are filled with information about the disease of diabetes and how to manage activities around diabetes. You are encouraged to bring a family member or friend who is closely involved in your daily activities so that they may share in the education process. You will receive a custom tailored, individual plan, so we ask that you complete a General Health Assessment form which will be provided prior to your fist appointment.
The program consists of six sessions. The initial 2 sessions are individual appointments with the nurse and the dietitian. During the first visit, staff will show you how to assess your blood sugar, weight, feet and lower extremities. This is followed by 3 group sessions and one follow up group session. The Diabetes Educators will contact you to schedule appointment times. Class size is limited and two contact attempts will be made before the referral is sent back to the physician.
Please contact Amanda Chaney, RN, BSN, CDCES, Diabetes Nurse Educator, before class at 419-734-3131 ext. 3371 with any concerns or questions.
Quarterly Diabetes Education Refresher Courses
There are quarterly refresher courses available for anyone who has been through the program. An order from your physician is required.
The Magruder diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association. All of our staff are Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES). Physician referral is required to attend the program.
Diabetes Prevention Program
If you have been told that you have prediabetes, the great news is that progression from prediabetes to Type 2 Diabetes is not unavoidable. Magruder Hospital’s Prevent T2 Program, led by the CDC, can help individuals eat healthier foods, become more active and maintain a healthy weight in order to help reverse prediabetes.
Work with a trained lifestyle coach and a group of individuals like yourself where you will learn tips to make healthy lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, adding physical activity to your routine, stress reduction, problem solving and staying motivated.
Magruder Hospital’s Prevent T2 groups will meet for one year. For the first 6 months meeting weekly, then one to two times per month for the next six months to help foster the healthy lifestyle changes learned.
We all have our own reasons for getting healthy. Take control of your health using your reasons as a motivator and prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
If you haven’t already been diagnosed with prediabetes and want to know if you are at risk, you can find a prediabetes risk test at either CDC’s website or at ADA’s website .