Diabetes Education

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We would like to be a part of your team.

Diabetes management involves many different factors, integrating those factors into the hustle and bustle of day to day life can present challenges:

  • What and when should I eat?
  • I know exercise is important, but how does this affect my blood sugar?
  • Am I taking my medication correctly?
  • What can I do to help prevent complications from diabetes?

Whether you or the person you care about is newly diagnosed, or has had diabetes for some time, questions, challenges, or a change in treatment plan may arise. Diabetes is a complex disease that requires daily self-management – making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring blood sugar, and taking medications as prescribed. It is also important to talk regularly with your diabetes care team to problem solve, reduce risks for complications and cope with lifestyle changes.

The diabetes educators at Portneuf Medical Center are available to be part of your care team. These trained experts can help you learn how to take care of yourself — guide you through your treatment and help you with fears, issues and problems you encounter along the way.

Our Diabetes Education team is comprised of registered nurses and registered dieticians, including certified diabetes educators. Our program is designed to promote self-directed, self-management education for those with a diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetes self- management training is a recognized part of your diabetes care by insurance providers. It is covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans when provided by a diabetes educator within an accredited diabetes education program. The Diabetes Education Program at Portneuf Medical Center is accredited by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

We would like to be a part of your team, to help you live well with diabetes. Call to schedule your appointment at 208-239-2070.

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