SOMC To Offer Diabetes Self-Management ClassPosted on September 29, 2011

Southern Ohio Medical Center will offer a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program during the month of October for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

“We listened to the feedback from our previous diabetes class participants and have implemented options that will make it easier for people to attend our educational sessions,” Tiffany Hadsell, RN, diabetes clinical educator at Southern Ohio Medical Center, said. “The class will last five weeks and will meet for one-hour sessions. There are four locations and times to choose from so the participants can find one that bests suits their schedule.”

The program begins October 3 and ends October 31. Participants may choose one of four locations and times: Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the SOMC Gibson building, located on the SOMC East Campus; Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the SOMC Lucasville Life Center; Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. at the SOMC Gibson building, located on the SOMC East Campus and from 6 to 7 p.m. at the SOMC Wheelersburg Rehabilitation Facility.

“Throughout the course, we plan to discuss diabetes complications, nutrition, monitoring, sick days, foot care, emotions and medications,” Hadsell added. “There is a lot of education about diabetes and we want to make it as accessible as possible to help people better manage their daily lives with diabetes.”

A physician referral is required. There is a fee associated with the class; billing questions can be called to 740-356-8182. Referrals must be faxed to Central Scheduling at 740-353-1363 or called in at 740-356-8128. For more information, please call the SOMC Diabetes Education Office at 740-356-2627

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