Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is committed to promoting,
improving and enhancing the health and well-being of the diabetic community. If
you were recently diagnosed with diabetes or even if you have had it for a long
time, you probably have many questions. Memorial’s Diabetes Self-Management Education
Program can guide you through your questions and provide you with a solid foundation
to effectively manage your diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association recognizes Memorial’s Diabetes Self-Management
Education Program as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management
The Diabetes Self-Management Program consists of a one-hour pre-assessment interview
and three 3-hour classes. The program offers information about managing and monitoring
diabetes and focuses on general information about diabetes and the aspects of self-care.
The classes utilize a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach to meet the
National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
The topics covered during the Diabetes Self-Management Program include:
- General explanation of diabetes
- Carbohydrate counting
- Monitoring and blood glucose control
- Fiber, hidden sugars and alternative sweeteners
- Reading food labels
- Preventing, detecting and treating acute complications
- Risk reduction
- Restaurant eating and recipes
- Coping with diabetes
- Post-test, course evaluation and presentation of certificates
The cost of this program is reimbursable by many health insurance companies, including
Medicare. Consult your insurance carrier for information about your coverage. Please
call Memorial’s Education Resources Department at 717-849-5461 for class fees.