Diabetes Education

LifeStyle Balance classes are scheduled to tentatively begin September 2, 2020! LifeStyle BalanceGlendive Medical Center has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at GMC is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as meeting the education and program standards set by the ADA. The self-management education program is designed for participants with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes. The program assists participants with diabetes in managing their disease. A referral by a medical provider is required for participation in this program. Medicare and most insurance plans will provide reimbursement for the cost of this program.

The program includes:

  • Individual Assessment, Education, and Counseling
  • Diabetes Overview
  • Stress Management and Coping Skills
  • Family Involvement and Social Support
  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Medications and Insulin
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring and Devices
  • Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Acute and Long Term Complications
  • Goal Setting, Risk Factor Reduction, and Problem Solving
  • Preconception Care, Pregnancy, and Gestational Diabetes

Know Your Risk
Risk Test – 9 out of 10 Americans most at risk for type 2 diabetes don’t know it. Take 60 seconds to find out if you’re one of them. Knowing your risk is the first step toward a healthier life. Take the test at diabetes.org/risktest.

At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes Prevention Program – Prediabetes is a serious condition affecting 1 out of 3 American adults. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Find a program in your local community at diabetes.org/prevention.

Recently Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program – For a person learning to live with type 2 diabetes, the journey can sometimes be overwhelming. ADA is here to provide support every step of the way. Through the ADA’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes program, participants receive guidance on emotional well-being, healthy eating, getting active, and more through six informational digital packages, a monthly e-newsletter, and six issues of Diabetes Forecast® magazine. Sign up at diabetes.org/living.

Additional Resources
Living with Diabetes. Ask the Experts Q&A – ADA’s Q&A series aims to educate people living with type 2 diabetes about healthy lifestyle solutions. Topics include nutrition, how to manage stress, and getting active. The phone-in and online format provides a community where people can ask questions of ADA diabetes experts and hear from others who might share similar experiences. Hear full programs and audio clips at diabetes.org/experts.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Services – Start here to find local ADA-recognized diabetes education programs. These services focus on your concerns about diabetes. They will also empower you with the knowledge and skills to manage it. You can find a program in your area at diabetes.org/findaprogram.

Center for Information - Representatives at the American Diabetes Association’s Center for Information are available to guide you to diabetes information and resources, as well as local programs and events. To reach these representatives, call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or email askada@diabetes.org.

Diabetes Food Hub – The ADA’s Diabetes Food Hub is a brand new cooking and recipe destination made for people living with diabetes and their families. Save time during your busy week using the interactive Meal Planner, a Grocery List you can edit, and Healthy Tips from ADA food and nutrition experts at diabetesfoodhub.org.

Take Action
Advocacy – 200 advocates told Congress in March “Make diabetes a national priority!” We need more people to make sure the message gets heard. Raise your voice at diabetes.org/advocatesignup.

For more information, contact:
Penny Maher, RN
Phone: 406-345-3309
pemaher@gmc.org