Diabetes Self-Management Education

Our Certified Diabetes Educator will work with you and your family to help create a customized diabetes self-management plan that meets your needs based on your individual needs. You will attend Diabetes Self-Management Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy sessions where you will receive the latest information on:

  • • Facts about diabetes and its effect on your body
  • • Meal planning
  • • How and when to monitor blood sugar at home
  • • Diabetes medications
  • • Physical activity
  • • Stress and coping
  • • Sick daycare
  • • Problem solving
  • • Preventing long-term complications
  • • Setting personal health goals
  • • Developing a personal self-management plan
  • • Continuous glucose monitoring 
  • • Insulin pump management 

We’d like to encourage you to bring family members and loved ones to participate in our program with you. Family involvement increases success in following your self-management plan. 

If you are interested in outpatient diabetes education, a referral from your primary care provider is required.  Please contact them to request a referral.  Our Patient Financial Counseling Services will assist with a review of your benefits.  Diabetes education (DSME/T) can be a covered benefit under several insurance plans, as well as Medicare/Medicaid.
Please see our Diabetes Education Service Referral Order Form:

  Diabetes Education Service Referral Order Form

Columbus Community Hospital also offers a Diabetes & Wellness Support Group on a monthly basis.  Please click on the link below for more information about a free educational program to help improve your health and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

To find out more about how the Wisconsin Diabetes Advisory Group, along with the Department of Health Services’ Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and other state partners are working to address diabetes prevention and control please visit Wisconsin's Department of Health and Human Services - Prediabetes and Diabetes

Please also visit the American Diabetes Association website to find out more about prediabetes and diabetes prevention and control.

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