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Diabetes Education

Diabetes self management education gives you the skills you need to learn to control your diabetes.

You will:

  • Learn what diabetes is and how to manage it
  • Learn how food affects your blood glucose and how to eat healthy for a lifetime
  • Learn the benefits of activity and how to make it a part of your life
  • Learn how your medication works
  • Learn how to monitor and interpret your blood glucose
  • Learn to prevent complications
  • Learn skills for managing a lifetime disease
  • Continued motivation for good health

Most insurance plans and Medicare/Medicaid cover diabetes education. Check with your plan.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Team Members

Diabetes Educators are Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians who have completed special training, extensive practical experience and testing in diabetes care and management.

Diabetes educators focus on helping you achieve behavioral change goals which in turn help you reduce your risk of complications and improve your health status.

Diabetes Associations and Organization

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Upcoming Events

  • Aug
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    This one hour session will provide you the information you need to see if Lifestyle Balance is right for you. The 12 month journey will begin the end of January.Lifestyle Balance is the National Diabetes Prevention Program focusing on reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes through losing weight and becoming more active. The first 16 weeks you will meet weekly, followed by bi monthly and monthly sessions. The program is 12 months in duration.
  • Sep
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    One-hour, weekly sessions for four weeks that focus on increasing awareness and understanding of emotional eating, alternatives to feeding your emotions, and developing an action plan with new strategies for managing emotions.
  • Sep
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Learn more about options at Billings Clinic for treating weight-related disorders.