Diabetes Education Program
Valley Health

Diabetes Education Program

The Valley Health Diabetes Education Program is designed with a patient-centered approach to help you with a personalized plan to meet your unique needs and preferences to manage your diabetes. This program offers individual visits with our team of Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES), who are experienced health professionals specializing in diabetes care and education to help provide you with the knowledge, skills, and decision-making ability necessary to tailor an education plan to meet your specific needs to manage your diabetes.

A referral from your healthcare provider is required to participate in our Diabetes Education Program.

Download Our Referral Form Here

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Our diabetes services cover a broad range of diabetes self-management education topics, including:

  • Diabetes basics
  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Taking medication
  • Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
  • Goal-setting/Problem-solving
  • Reducing risks of diabetes complications
  • Healthy coping skills
  • Diabetes technology 

The Valley Health Diabetes Education Program has been granted Accreditation by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

The insurance cost of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) varies, but many plans cover diabetes education. If you are unsure of your coverage, please contact your insurance company directly.

Our Expert Diabetes Education Team

Meet our team of certified diabetes educators who specialize in diabetes care. Our team consists of a registered nurse and registered dietitian. With a wealth of experience, our team is here to guide you through every aspect of diabetes management, from understanding the basics to making informed lifestyle choices.

Services We Offer

1. Individualized Education Plans: Receive personalized education plans tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle. Our team works with you to develop strategies for blood sugar management, healthy eating, and lifestyle adjustments.

2. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Education: Explore the benefits of CGM technology with our education sessions. Learn how to interpret and use real-time glucose data to make informed decisions for better diabetes management.

3. Coping with Diabetes: Learning to live with diabetes is not easy but education and support from your friends, family and diabetes care team can help you live a healthy happy life. 

As your diabetes care team we will provide you with education and support to allow you to cope with the stress of diabetes. 

4. Diabetes Medication Training – Our team will work with you and your medical team to provide insulin training and education about your medications that affect your diabetes. 

Why Choose Valley Health Diabetes Education?

  • Patient-Centered Approach: Our education programs are designed with you in mind. We prioritize your unique needs, preferences, and goals to create a personalized plan for you.
  • Comprehensive Support: Beyond education, we offer ongoing support to help you navigate the challenges of diabetes management. Our goal is to empower you with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Our team understands busy schedules, and we will work with you to find the best appointment times that work for you. 
Learn more about our Diabetes Education Program here with Penny Skidmore, RN, BSN, CDCES.

Contact Us

Contact Valley Health Diabetes Education today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our empowering program. Your journey to improve your health and reduce your risk of diabetes complications starts here. 

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