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Diabetes LIFESTYLE LESSONS SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

WE CAN GIVE YOU THE KEYS TO SUCCESS!

YOU'RE IN CONTROL

The diabetes self-management program offered by St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital empowers patients to understand and live with the disease. While careful monitoring and certain adjustments are necessary, many diabetics lead fun and active lifestyles.

Our team approach will help you understand all the factors that go into managing the day-to-day realities of living with diabetes. By enrolling in the program you will have the opportunity to learn important coping skills from —

  • SLCH’s Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Certified Physical Trainers
  • Licensed Social Workers
  • SLCH’s Care Transitions Team

Call us today and let us help you design a program that fits your needs!

(845) 568-2878

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and is covered by most health insurance plans. Classes are held at both St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Newburgh campus, 70 Dubois Street, and Cornwall campus, 19 Laurel Avenue. For more information on this program, or the Diabetes Support Group, call (845) 568-2878.

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Medication/Insulin
  • Stress/Social Support
  • Nutrition/Exercise
  • Complications of Diabetes
  • Sick Day/Travel Management
  • Community Resources
  • Setting and Achieving Goals
DIABETES OVERVIEW

This introductory session separates fact from fiction, explaining what diabetes is, and its effects on the body. Learn the differences between Type I and Type II Diabetes, and the ways in which they are treated.

MONITORING GLUCOSE & EXERCISE

Learn the various methods used to monitor blood sugars, the importance of home testing and record keeping, and the role exercise plays in managing blood sugar and improving overall well-being.

MEDICATION & INSULIN

Find out about various oral diabetes medications and insulin, and how they work.

STRESS & SOCIAL SUPPORT

Learn how stress can alter blood sugars, healthy ways to manage stress, and how to identify and rely on support systems.

NUTRITION

Proper diet is essential to the management of diabetes. A dietitian discusses a variety of dietary treatment options.

COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES

Learn the causes of, and treatment for acute blood sugar reactions, and the possible long-term side effects of unmanaged diabetes.

REDUCING THE RISKS

Many diabetes-related problems of the skin, vision, feet and teeth can be avoided by taking precautions. Learn ways to reduce your risk.

SICK DAYS/TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

Learn how minor illnesses such as cold or flu can affect diabetes, and how you can manage it. Tips for safe, relaxed travel are also covered, as are community resources for diabetics. Local resources that diabetics may access for further information or follow-up care are also discussed.

This comprehensive program, conducted in a small-group setting, is designed to improve the diabetic’s health and quality of life.

ST. LUKE’S CORNWALL HOSPITAL CAN HELP YOU WRITE A NEW CHAPTER

  • Individual Classes
  • Group Classes
  • Support Groups
  • Nutrition Support

DIABETES QUESTION?

Even if you’re not currently enrolled in the program, call our hotline at —

(845) 568-2878

don’t get yourself tied up in knots! let us help!

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