The Nutrition and Diabetes Program

Diabetes Education

"Knowledge is Power"

Individual Assessment

Clients are assessed for needs and given one-to-one education to help make lifestyle changes. Our goal is to provide the information and support that allows clients to improve their self-management skills and confidence in their ability to achieve the best health they can.

Participants receive individual and group instruction, a blood glucose monitor (if needed), routine review of weight and blood sugar results and help with setting goals

Diabetes Series Class

Group education covering Diabetes Basics:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Dealing with feelings
  • Meal planning guidelines
  • Fat and Cholesterol
  • Fiber
  • Sodium
  • Eating in Restaurants
  • Shopping Tips
  • Label Reading
  • Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Hypo/Hyperglycemia
  • Exercise
  • Complications
  • Stress Management

Participants receive the Diabetes Self-Management Program Manual. Classes provide interaction and skill practice for participants.

Registration is required. A support person is welcome to attend with you. Please call (360) 636-4943 to register.

Diabetes Series

Monday Afternoons: 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday Evenings: 5 to 7 p.m.

Flexible Insulin Instruction

Training for individuals on insulin and insulin pumps. Learn how to adjust your insulin for changes in activity and food choices to keep your blood sugar in control.

Referral is required. A support person is welcome to attend with you. Please call (360) 636-4943 to schedule an appointment.

Ongoing Follow-up and Support

Clients work individually with educators to achieve goals, overcome roadblocks, deal with health changes, and enhance self-management skills.

Diabetes Self-Management Program Manual

Comprehensive education resource developed by our staff of diabetes experts. One copy is provided free of charge to patients attending the Diabetes Series Classes.  If additional copies are desired, they can be purchased for $18.

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for providing education that meets National Standards for Diabetes Education.