Self-management education is an essential part of diabetes treatment. Combined with medical and nutritional therapy, education gives the learner the ability to become an active participant in his/her care. Well-managed diabetes has been shown to prevent and/or delay the acute and chronic complications of diabetes and reduce the number and length of hospital admissions.
Pocono Medical Center’s Success With Diabetes* Self Management Program is conducted by certified diabetes educators, registered nurses and dietitians. Participants learn the skills needed to live a healthy lifestyle. A physicians order is required to attend. Most insurance companies cover all or part of diabetes education and equipment costs. As plans vary, contact your insurance carrier to determine your coverage by calling the customer service number on your card.
For more information or to register for the program, please call the Diabetes Education Department, please call (570) 476-3395.
Success with Diabetes Classes
Class meets 1 day a week for 4 weeks
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono
206 E. Brown St
East Stroudsburg, Pa
Educational topics include:
- Overview of diabetes
- Stress and psychological adjustment, family involvement and social support nutrition, exercise and activity
- Blood glucose levels
- Prevention, detection, and treatments of acute and chronic complications
- Foot, skin, and dental care
- Behavior change strategies
- Goal setting
- Risk factor reduction
- Problem solving
- Appropriate use of health care systems and community resources
*The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Talk of the Town interview with Susan Vrablic, PMC Diabetes Educator, about diabetes