When you have diabetes, self-management is important. Good Samaritan believes that education and management support for persons with diabetes leads to a healthier life. Our diabetes program can help you learn diabetes skills and/or provide assistance to manage your diabetes.
Whether you are newly diagnosed or you’ve had diabetes for years, our program is here to teach you and assist you to control diabetes with the most current treatment tools. Medicare and most insurance companies cover the cost of education. We encourage you to contact your provider for additional information.
Diabetes Education and Disease Management
We offer diabetes education and disease management throughout the life cycle including children, adolescents, adults, seniors and pregnant mothers. This is offered through one-on-one sessions, diabetes management classes, community training and diabetes support group. We also offer inpatient consults while you are hospitalized.
What you’ll learn:
- What diabetes is and how it affects the body
- How to monitor blood sugars and what goals are right for you
- Exercise programs
- Care of skin and feet
- How to prevent complications
- Diabetes medications
- Diabetes management in special situations
- Much more!
We are staffed by an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who has board certification in advanced diabetes management and by RN Certified Diabetes Educators.
Diabetes Nurse Educators
If you are newly diagnosed, we will help you understand your diabetes and the tools to control it. If you are frustrated with your current diabetes control, we will help you troubleshoot and make a management plan to fit your lifestyle.
Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
If you have issues with your diabetes such as poor control, complications or long standing diabetes, our nurse practitioner can assist in medication and complication management. Our nurse practitioner has advanced training with the knowledge and skills related to diabetes and its complications.
Meal planning is the cornerstone of good diabetes management. Our registered dietitians will work with you to choose healthy, satisfying meals that will help to keep your blood sugars under control. You will also learn how to manage your diet during special situations such as illness, exercise, weight loss and dining out.
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Inpatient Diabetes Care
The certification award recognizes Good Samaritan’s dedication and commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with diabetes, and its continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
To earn the Gold Seal, CHI Health Good Samaritan underwent a rigorous on-site review. A team of Joint Commission expert reviewers evaluated Good Samaritan for compliance with the requirements for The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification program as well as inpatient diabetes care-specific standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measures. The inpatient diabetes certification program is based on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Clinical Practice Recommendations.