Fairfield Memorial Hospital is pleased to be able to provide Southeastern Illinois’ first Diabetes Self Management Program.
What is Diabetes Education?
Diabetes Education can provide you and your family with increased knowledge about diabetes, help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and teach self-management skills.
Will I need a referral?
Yes, a physician’s referral is necessary to participate in the Diabetes Outpatient Education Program.
How is education offered?
Individual educational sessions
Diabetic support groups
Diabetic health fairs
Who will teach me?
Certified Diabetes Educator, Primary Educator
Wound Care Specialist
Foot Care Specialist
What will I learn about?
The different types of diabetes
The importance of physical activity and exercise
Self-monitoring of blood glucose
Medications (oral and insulin) associated with the treatment of diabetes
Acute and long term complications of the disease
Sick day management
Community resources, and much, much more
What are some symptoms of Diabetes?
Frequent passing of urine
Frequent drinking of liquids
Frequent eating of food
Weight loss or weight gain
Changes in behavior
Who can have Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes used to be people forty years of age or older. Now we are seeing it in overweight pre-teens and teenagers. A Type 2 Diabetic is still making some insulin, but it doesn’t work very well in helping the body use sugar.
Diabetes Education Office
618-842-2611, Ext. 400
Office hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
To download the Diabetes Self-Management Program Session Materials, click here