Diabetes Education Offered in Fort Washington
As a complex disease that impacts nearly 19 million Americans, diabetes
requires daily self-management. From making the best food choices to staying
physically active, managing diabetes includes a number of different elements.
Individuals who have diabetes must also be able to regularly monitor their
blood sugar and take prescribed medications as directed. At
Fort Washington Medical Center, we understand that managing diabetes can be challenging. That is why
we offer a Diabetes Self-Management and Education program for patients,
whether they have recently been diagnosed, supporting a loved one with
diabetes or have been dealing with diabetes their whole life.
Importance of Diabetes Management
Why is it so important for you to regularly manage your diabetes? If not
properly monitored, your health could suffer. Mismanaged diabetes can
lead to heart disease, eye disorders, kidney disease, nerve damage, and
other issues. FWMC can partner with you to help you understand your condition
and how to effectively take care of your health, allowing you to live
a full and healthy life regardless of your diabetes diagnosis.
We offer diabetes education through personal one-on-one appointments and
classes with our certified diabetes educator.
Some of the key educational elements include:
- The importance of meal planning
- Making smart choices when dining out
- Achieving better results with medication
- Improving physical activity
- Social and psychological aspects of diabetes
- Taking control of the disease for a healthier life
- Having a full team (physician, nutritionist, diabetes educator, etc.)
We offer education resources to the public, including patients from our
neighboring areas. If you would like to learn more about the diabetes
education opportunities at our local
Fort Washington hospital, we encourage you to give us a call today at (240) 766-4197.