Category: Diabetes Prevention and Management
Address: 8490 Picardy Avenue, Suite 600D, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
The Health & Wellness Center’s Diabetes Education Program provides education and training services to patients with diabetes and those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators the program helps individuals improve their health outcomes as they learn to develop and maintain the skills of managing their illness. While working with our registered dietitian and registered nurse, participants will be assessed for any needs or concerns they may have about diabetes; develop the skills needed to manage their diabetes; receive an individualized education plan that will direct the appropriate diabetes self-management interventions and establish support strategies as it relates to their diabetes.
Interactive group education sessions are also available through the Diabetes Education Program and focus on diabetes disease process and treatment options; incorporating nutritional management into lifestyle; incorporating physical activity into lifestyle; monitoring blood glucose levels and interpreting and using results; reviewing therapeutic treatments for effective diabetes management; preventing, detecting and treating acute and chronic complications; developing personal strategies to promote and maintain health and behavior change; pre-diabetes and insulin resistance; gestational diabetes and insulin training.
A physician referral is required for admission to the program. Most insurance plans cover and pay for diabetes education and nutrition therapy if the patient meets the necessary requirements.
More Information: 225-819-1175