Diabetes Support Programs

Individual Outpatient Consultations

An individual appointment includes a needs assessment, the development of individual goals, discussion of the disease process, self-management training and follow-up to assist individuals and their families in dealing with lifestyle changes related to diabetes management.

Diabetes Group Classes

The Diabetes Puzzle, "Putting It All Together" is a seven-part, 10-hour program designed to help individuals manage and monitor their diabetes. A different aspect of self-care will be featured at each session and tailored to individual needs. Topics include meal planning, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring, record keeping, sick days, food shopping, dining out, stress, travel, family involvement and complications. This course is recommended for all newly diagnosed individuals and is listed under "Diabetes Self Management Classes" on the Community Calendar.

Classes are offered Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30 a.m. For a complete schedule of class dates and times, please call the Diabetes Education Department at (717) 316-7208.

Diabetes Bi-annual Education Events

Diabetes typically offers a free program twice per year (April and November) to provide individuals with information on diabetes management and to offer support for diabetic individuals and their families. For more information, please call the Diabetes Education Department at (717) 316-7208.