Diabetes education is provided by our registered nurses with special training and background in the caring for and teaching of people with diabetes.
Franciscan Health Crown Point offers an ongoing series of diabetes classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Classes will help provide participants with individual meal plans designed to meet specific needs along with information in accordance with the American Diabetes Association Standards.
Sessions take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. There are typically four sessions for each class. Topics covered include medication management, blood glucose monitoring, exercise, complication prevention, and nutrition with emphasis on carbohydrate counting, sodium, and fats.
Classes take place weekly every month in the Burrell classrooms, which are located on the hospital’s lower level.
Individual appointments are also available in case classes aren’t convenient or for those who have specific needs.
Registration and a physician’s referral are required prior to class. Program fees are covered by most insurance companies – interested persons should check before calling. Diabetes Education is covered by Medicare, Indiana Medicaid, and most insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to verify coverage.
For more information, call (219) 757-6268.