Living Better with Diabetes

Take control of diabetes

More than 9.4 percent of Americans today have diabetes, a disease that causes high levels of blood glucose due to defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes is a serious condition and can lead to critical complications and premature death. Fortunately, there’s good news — it can be managed.

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you can control the disease and lower the risk of complications. Let the clinical experts at Watertown Regional Medical Center develop a personalized care plan* to help you manage your diabetes so you can live a longer, healthier life. 
 
Our diabetes program is nationally certified by the American Diabetes Association and led by our Certified Diabetes Educator nurse and a Registered Dietitian. We offer individual instruction and group classes. Your initial appointment will be approximately two hours, where you will meet one hour with our Registered Dietitian and one hour with our Certified Diabetes Educator nurse.  During your appointment, we will review your medical nutrition history, medications, and teach or review your glucose monitor.  This is your opportunity to work one-on-one and learn the basics of diabetes and address any question that you may have about your diabetes. Initial evaluations appointments are scheduled on individual basis.

Group classes are offered on Mondays from 4-6pm for four weeks. Class topics may include but are not limited to:

  • High and Low blood sugar
  • Management of sick days
  • Prevention of long term complications
  • Foot care
  • Stress and Emotional aspects of diabetes
  • Ongoing health maintenance
  • Physical activity
  • Carbohydrate counting and Portion sizes
  • Heart healthy guidelines
  • Whole grains and Fiber
  • Grocery Store Tour
  • Eating out and Alcohol guidelines

 A referral is needed for initial appointment and group classes. For assistance with obtaining a referral or to learn more about the program, talk to your doctor or call us at 920-206-3105. 

* Our diabetes program is covered by most insurance providers.