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Diabetes Management Services

Diabetes Management Services That Improve Your Quality of Life

Fisher-Titus Medical Center offers diabetes management services that include education classes, support and resources to help combat a disease that affects millions of Americans. Complications from diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney disease and blindness. If left untreated, diabetes can even be fatal.

If you have a parent or sibling with diabetes, or if you experience one or more of the
following symptoms on a regular basis, talk to your doctor:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Occasional blurred vision

Diabetes Self-Management Education

The Fisher-Titus Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program is designed for individuals interested in learning more about diabetes management. Individuals will receive a one-on-one visit with a registered nurse and dietitian, and they are encouraged to join group classes. This program is by physician referral only.

Participants in the Self-Management Education program will:

  • Understand the diabetes disease process
  • Learn to identify the signs, symptoms, and treatment of high and low blood
  • sugars
  • Discuss proper foot and eye care
  • Set personal goals and learn how to problem-solve
  • Review diabetes medications and how to take them safely
  • Learn ways to manage stress
  • Demonstrate proper insulin administration
  • Learn about available local and community resources
  • Learn to properly use home glucose monitoring equipment (free meters
  • available)
  • Understand how to prevent, detect, and treat complications of diabetes
  • Learn how exercise helps manage diabetes
  • Discuss the benefits of being physically active
  • Assist in the development of customized meal planning
  • Be able to determine healthy food choices when grocery shopping
  • Set personal goals to improve eating habits
  • Learn to properly self-manage diabetes

The Fisher-Titus DSME classes are certified by the American Diabetes Association. To learn more about diabetes management, explore our vast library of resources. You can read articles on the link between diabetes and memory loss, the types of diabetes, how to manage diabetes when you’re sick and much more.