Contact: (814) 723-4973 ext. 1584
If you are living with diabetes, pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes or heart disease, Warren General Hospital offers diabetes education that is certified by the American Diabetes Association, and nutritional therapy services.
Medicare and some private insurance carriers now recognize the value of nutrition management and cover this service with a written physician’s order.
Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body either cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it does produce. Without insulin, the body cannot use food for energy. Using the right treatment tools, a person can live a normal, active life with diabetes.
The most common types are:
At Warren General Hospital, our Diabetes Education Program provides inpatient and outpatient instruction, administered one on one and in group sessions. Classes are offered at various times throughout the year.
We cover the following topics:
Good meal planning is an essential tool in controlling diabetes. A registered nurse and dietitian will evaluate individual needs and create flexible, customized meal plans designed to meet your goals.
Our nutrition classes cover the following: Establish healthier eating habits Importance of having self-management goals Benefits of weight control Promote a healthier lifestyle
For information on dates and times of our support groups, please call our Diabetes Educator at (814) 723-4973 ext. 1584.
Please contact our Diabetes Educator at (814) 723-4973 ext. 1584 for more information about the many ways Warren General Hospital can help you or your loved one keep their diabetes under control.