Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center
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Our Diabetes Prevention Program
Your doctor tells you to eat better and move more, but how exactly do you start putting the advice into practice? Research shows that when you engage in a year-long lifestyle change program that includes diet, exercise and support, you'll cut your risk of diabetes by over half, and by 70 percent if you're over 60; you'll also help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
To assist you, Jane Phillips Medical Center presents the Diabetes Prevention Program, a yearlong class, led by certified lifestyle coaches.
The Jane Phillips diabetes prevention program offers lifestyle change intervention and follows the national diabetes prevention program certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The National Institute of Health research shows that modest behavior changes, such as making better food choices and increasing physical activity, reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high-risk for developing this disease. Guided by a dietitian and an exercise specialist, participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes.
Participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. Diabetes prevention program classes meet once a week for 16 weeks, then monthly to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program’s group setting provides a supportive environment with people who are facing similar challenges. Together, participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
For more information about costs, insurance coverage or to register, please call Jane Phillips Diabetes and Nutrition Services, 918-331-1143.
Our Diabetes Management Program
At the Jane Phillips Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center, we realize that each person with diabetes is unique. Education sessions are taught by a registered nurse and registered dietitian, certified diabetes educators who use a combination of teaching, counseling, and lifestyle changes to help you learn to manage diabetes and enhance your quality of life. Together, they work with you to meet your needs and treatment goals.
Our diabetes education program works with your primary care physician to support and give you the tools to take control of diabetes.
Each participant in the diabetes program will receive a personalized education plan that includes:
- Individualized meal plan
- Exercise strategies
- Medication instruction
- Long-term complication risk reduction education
- Emotional and coping techniques
- Glucose monitoring training
- Additional resources
Conditions we treat:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
Services we offer:
- Type 2 diabetes classes
- Pre-diabetes classes
- Advanced insulin management training
- Continuous glucose monitoring studies
- Nutritional counseling
- Insulin pump and/or sensor training
Medicare and most insurance plans cover costs for the program. Check with your insurance provider about coverage for diabetes education. Physician referral is required for this program.
For more information on the program and fees, contact us at 918-331-1143.
Remember that you are the most important player in keeping your diabetes in check. You bring the desire – we'll give you the tools.