Diabetes Management & Diabetes Prevention Programs
The Wheaton Franciscan Diabetes Management Program is designed to foster effective diabetes management by providing participants with tools, support, and encouragement to understand and control this lifelong condition.
Our goal is to help those with diabetes regain or maintain control through effective self-management strategies while building in flexibility that affords greater independence.
Our program is designed specifically for individuals with diabetes or those who are considered to have “prediabetes.”
- It’s effective for both those who are newly diagnosed or who have had long-term diabetes.
- Our program was created to help manage diabetes to achieve the highest level of independence, fulfillment, and quality of life.
- Our team is staffed with nurses and dietitian diabetes educators who are experts in treating, teaching, and caring for individuals with diabetes. Physicians are engaged throughout their patients’ participation in the program.
The program covers:
- Diabetes disease process
- Nutrition (including carbohydrate counting)
- Home glucose monitoring
- Physical activity
- Risk reduction
- Coping skills and strategies
- Problem solving
Our program is open to those who have:
- Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
- Prediabetes conditions
- Gestational diabetes/Type 1 or Type 2
- Diabetes with pregnancy
Family members of those with diabetes are also encouraged to participate.
To participate in the program, we do ask that we have a physician order or referral. The Diabetes Management Program is covered by most insurance plans –– we encourage you to check with your insurance provider before registering for the program.
Services are provided by appointment only.
For more information about the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Diabetes Management program at Wheaton Franciscan - Brown Deer Campus, please call (414) 527-5261.
Diabetes Prevention Program
“It’s Not Diabetes…Yet” is an ideal program for those who have had impaired fasting glucose, glucose tolerance or hemoglobin A1c levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to be called “diabetes.” You may have also heard that you have “a touch of diabetes,” “borderline diabetes” or blood sugar that is “a little high.”
Two, 2-hour classes feature many steps to lead you down a path to a healthier weight, which can impact your glucose levels. You will work with our pre-diabetes/diabetes prevention education team in a small group setting to learn how to:
- Understand “prediabetes”
- Reduce your risk for diabetes through lifestyle changes
- Set reachable goals for personal health
- Learn strategies for healthy eating including smart shopping, menu planning, and dining out
- Work movement into your everyday life
- Track progress toward your goals
- Identify resources and opportunities for continued success
- Improve your quality of life!
Classes are held at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare locations, including Brown Deer.
To learn more about class locations and schedules, please visit the “Classes and Events” page or contact our scheduling department at (414) 527-5000 in the greater Milwaukee area or (262) 687-6345 in Racine. Our scheduling representatives will also work with you to register for the sessions, as we do require preregistration.
A physician referral is preferred as it may impact coverage by your health insurance plan. Since coverage varies, please check with your insurance company before you begin the registration process.
If co-pays are required, Flexible Spending Account dollars may help–call your Flexible Spending Account provider to see if this is an eligible expense.
If you do not have a physician order to participate, we do offer reasonable costs for self-pay patients, which will be discussed during your registration process.