Diabetes Education Program

Help Stop Diabetes

Highlands Regional Medical Center offers an American Diabetes Association recognized Diabetes Education Program.

Program Information

Highlands believes that education and support are essential to the care of patients with diabetes. Consequently, the diabetes education program is committed to providing access to comprehensive, quality education and services focused on diabetes. These services are available to all persons with diabetes, their families and/or significant others. The program supports the concept of self-management. The goals of the program are to provide the knowledge, support, and skills necessary for persons with diabetes to achieve and maintain good health and prevent the complications that often accompany the disease. By establishing an environment conducive to learning, the hope is to encourage the delivery of quality education to the individual with diabetes.

The Diabetes Education Program, along with our medical staff, constantly works toward actions fostered by the American Diabetes Association clinical practice recommendations. Through performance improvement activities, our team performs process and educational evaluations to improve the services provided to our patients and the community.

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Educational Sessions are:

  • By appointment only
  • Physician ordered
  • Paid for by most insurances including Medicare & Medicaid

The Diabetes Program at Highlands also offers a free diabetes support group and community education programs.

Events

Highlands Schedules Diabetes Support Group Dates for 2015

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Highlands Medical Office Building - Prestonsburg, Meeting Rooms A & B
The group provides a great way to meet others and share your common experiences living with diabetes.

Highlands Schedules Diabetes Support Group Dates for 2015 Details

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Highlands Medical Office Building - Prestonsburg, Meeting Rooms A & B

Diabetes can seem like an overwhelming disease because it impacts so many areas of your daily life. That’s why Highlands developed a Diabetes Support Group. In the group, you will find both educational information and emotional support. The group provides a great way to meet others and share your common experiences living with diabetes. You may be able to figure out solutions to common problems, while learning new ideas about how to manage your diabetes. It is also great to hear that other people have the same problems as you and learn how they cope with them. Plus, you’ll also enjoy a diabetes-friendly snack and a door prize.

Dates:
January 29, 2015
February 26, 2015
March 26, 2015
April 30, 2015
May 28, 2015
June 25, 2015
July 30, 2015
August 27, 2015
September 24, 2015
October 22, 2015

The Highlands Diabetes Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting their standards for providing diabetes self-management education. Individual counseling sessions are available by appointment and with physician referral. For more information about Highlands diabetes services call (606) 889-3168 or (606) 886-7591.