Diabetes Self-Management Education

Now more than ever before, people with diabetes are able to live active and healthy lives. Whether you were recently diagnosed with diabetes, or you've been living with it for years, staying informed is a key to staying healthy. Diabetes education is a proven way to lower the Hgb A1C, which reduces the complications and costs of diabetes while improving quality of life. The staff at SSM Health is dedicated to helping those with diabetes become experts in their own care, make educated choices and get the most from the treatment options they select.

At SSM Health, our certified diabetes educators will teach you the necessary steps to take care for yourself, all while helping you understand that you can live well with diabetes. Find an SSM Health provider near you to learn about the services offered in your area.

Diabetes Self-Management Services

Our diabetes self-management education programs are appropriate for anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program provides education according to the American Diabetes Association National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. 

Our education programs cover the following topics:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Monitoring diabetes
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Medication
  • Goal setting/problem solving
  • Living with diabetes
  • Reducing risks of diabetes complications
  • Insulin therapy
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Diabetes and pregnancy

How to Participate

Contact your primary care provider and request a referral to Diabetes Education. Our diabetes education services are typically covered by Medicare and most private payers. Please contact your health insurance company to verify coverage.

We will work with you and your doctor to provide the care, support and training you need. Find a provider near you today to get started.

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