Diabetes Self Management
Nearly 23.6 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. For most, managing diabetes is a challenge that requires finding the right balance among food, physical activity and medications. At Cheyenne Regional, we're here to help.
Our Diabetes Self-Management program provides education for adults and children so they can learn the necessary skills needed in the day-to-day management of diabetes and to maintain and/or increase life's activities. We assist existing and newly diagnosed patients with:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
We offer individual or group instruction depending on each patient's needs. Adults with Type II diabetes have an initial visit with a nurse and a registered dietitian, in addition to six to eight hours of classroom instruction that covers:
- Physical activity
- Healthy eating for diabetes
- Medication instruction
- Prevention and treatment of acute and chronic complications
- Self blood-glucose monitoring
- Stress management
- Staying healthy for a lifetime
Our highly qualified staff can also help you with insulin administration, adjustment and insulin pump education.
Follow-up and annual review visits also are available.