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Managing Diabetes Successfully

Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans of all ages, with 7 million cases being undiagnosed. Did you know that Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases nationwide and has been increasing at an alarming rate due to the rise in obesity?

The good news is that if you have diabetes, you can successfully control it and live a full, active life.

Quality of Life

It's one thing to know what you should do to control diabetes. It's another thing to actually do it. For people with the disease, too often life seems to get in the way of healthy eating, physical activity, glucose testing, medication regimens, and all those recommended doctor visits.

Diabetes Management Program

With several locations throughout Southeast Wisconsin, our Diabetes Management Program can help you. The program is open to people with all forms of diabetes. In a small group setting, the program offers its participants the tools, support and encouragement to effectively manage their diabetes. We partnered with the International Diabetes Center (IDC) which connects diabetes management plans and treatments with partners worldwide to provide the most up-to-date information and treatment options. The IDC model focuses on interaction between the patient, their physicians and diabetes educators.

The Diabetes Management program is led by registered nurses and registered dietitians. The Diabetes Educators are specifically trained to help patients learn and understand how to control their condition. Their sessions include topics such as:

  • diabetes disease process
  • nutrition, including carbohydrate counting
  • home glucose monitoring
  • physical activity
  • medications
  • risk reduction
  • coping skills
  • strategies and problem solving

Classes for both the prediabetes and diabetes programs are held at Wheaton facilities in Brookfield, Brown Deer, Franklin, Milwaukee, Racine and Wauwatosa. To find a program and to register, call 1-888-943-2866.

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