Diabetes Self Management Education Program
Darcie Ziel, RN
Case Manager/Diabetes Educator
The Sitka Community Hospital Diabetes Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education*
This program enables individuals with diabetes to learn self care skills that will promote better management of their diabetes treatment regimen. A diabetes nurse educator, along with a registered dietitian, offer individual or group instruction to those persons newly diagnosed with diabetes or those who would like a review.
This program is for you if:
|You want to learn more about diabetes management|
|You have diabetes|
|Your healthcare provider recommends you learn more about diabetes management|
This comprehensive program covers:
|Healthy eating & nutritional management|
|Monitoring blood glucose|
|Preventing, detecting and treating complications|
|Incorporating physical activity|
|Integrating psychosocial adjustment to daily life|
|Goal setting to promote health and problem solving|
|Promoting preconception care, pregnancy and gestational diabetes, if applicable.|
More about us....
|We have a Diabetes Advisory Board, which includes a physician, Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacists and a community member with diabetes.|
|Our diabetes educators are available to meet with you for a private consultation|
|Should you be admitted to our hospital, we will make sure you have the knowledge and 'survival skills' you need to manage your diabetes at home.|
A physician referral is needed to enroll in the program, so talk to your doctor today about diabetes education. Many insurers pay for diabetes education. Contact your insurance company for more information.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (907) 747-0388.