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Pikeville Medical Center offers comprehensive diabetes education programs that cover a wide range of topics for diabetics and their families. Diabetes is one of the most prominent health issues affecting the people in our region and education is a major component of our diabetic care. With the proper knowledge, diabetics and their families can learn to aggressively manage their diabetes and greatly reduce the negative, long-term effects of the disease.

Programs Offered

  • Comprehensive Education & Training programs
  • Phone Consultations
  • Insulin Pump Program
  • Gestational & Pre-conception Diabetes Educational programs
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Community screenings at local health fairs

Diabetes Management Classes

Learn to control your diabetes

Weekly Classes
Diabetes Management classes are taught each week. To attend classes follow these steps:

  • Obtain a written order from your doctor
  • Schedule your class with the diabetes educator by calling (606) 218-3513
  • Have a phone interview with the diabetes educator (Program details are explained)
  • Come to the classes

Class Location:
Classes are taught in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Pikeville Medical Center.

Course Content:
In order to cover all aspects of diabetes management, course content is taught in two classes. Both classes are3 hours in length.

Class One

  • Diabetes Overview
  • Adjusting to Diabetes
  • Changing Your Lifestyle
  • Break
  • Complications
  • Nutrition I

Class Two

  • Nutrition II
  • Increasing Benefits and Lowering Health Risks by Improving Blood Glucose Levels
  • Break
  • Effects of Exercise & Medication on Blood Glucose Levels
  • Monitoring

Partnership of Professionals
Successful diabetes management requires more than just attending classes. We work as a team to ensure you get the best diabetes education possible. Our educational program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a quality program that meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Our team members include:

    • Your physician
    • Certified Diabetes Educators
    • Dieticians
    • Physical Therapist
    • Social Services
    • You

    An active lifestyle*is an important part of managing blood glucose levels.

      For more information on Diabetes Education, please contact:
      Mavis Lowe,
      Certified Diabetes Educator
      (606) 218-3513
      or email: mavis.lowe@pikevillehospital.org

      *Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

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