The Diabetes education outpatient program is designed to give you
the education tools needed to promote a healthier lifestyle, improve your blood
sugar control, and ultimately decrease your risk of diabetes complications.
Lee Diabetes Care offers a variety of outpatient education programs
designed to meet your individual needs. Our most comprehensive program consists
of 10 hours of education followed by quarterly individual follow-up. Lee
Diabetes Care also offers a Pregnancy and Diabetes education program, a
pre-diabetes education class, and individual consultations. All education
programs are physician referred. To be referred into one of our programs, it’s
easy! Just ask your physician for the referral and their office will take it
Comprehensive Diabetes Education Program
A 10 hour comprehensive course taught several times a month by our
diabetes educators. Classes are held at Lee Memorial Hospital, Cape Coral
Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, and Gulf Coast Medical Center. We offer
morning, afternoon and evening classes. The key patient education topics taught
during our comprehensive education program are as follows:
Blood glucose management
Once you complete the 10 hour program, our diabetes educators will
meet with you quarterly to track your progress and assist you with any diabetes
management concerns that you have.
This program is a covered benefit of Medicare (certain criteria
apply. Additionally, most HMO, PPO and commercial insurances will cover the cost as
Pregnancy and Diabetes Program
If you have diabetes and become pregnant or are diagnosed with
Gestational Diabetes, our diabetes educator team is ready to provide you with
the tools needed to control your blood sugars throughout the pregnancy. Good
blood sugar control is essential for the health of you and your unborn baby. The
Gestational Diabetes program consists of a 2 hour initial class in which we will
instruct you on how to follow a healthy meal plan, test your blood sugars and
take any diabetes medication prescribed by your physician. This class has
frequent telephonic follow-up after class to assess your progress in managing
your diabetes during the pregnancy.
Pre Diabetes Class
Did you know that even with mildly elevated blood sugars, you are at
an increased risk for heart disease? If your doctor has told you that you have
Pre Diabetes or “borderline” diabetes, this class is for you! During this one
hour class, our diabetes educators will teach you the lifestyle changes
necessary to normalize your blood sugars and decrease your risk of developing
Type 2 diabetes.
Perhaps you have already completed a comprehensive diabetes
education program, but you need more education with one particular aspect of
diabetes management. Whether it is an insulin training, meal plan review, or
assistance with blood glucose monitoring, our team of outpatient diabetes
educators will provide you with this needed individual instruction.
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