Diabetes Self Management Education Program

Darcie Ziel, RN
Case Manager/Diabetes Educator
(907) 747-0388

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:
Diabetes overview
Healthy eating & nutritional management
Monitoring blood glucose
Taking medication
Problem solving
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.

Getting Started:
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.