The course will cover the fundamentals of nutritional management, label reading, meal-planning options, guidelines for eating out and special occasions, glucose monitoring, medication management, insulin treatment and administration, sick-day care, foot care, exercise, stress management, and preventing complications. With a physician’s referral, many health insurers cover the cost of these sessions.
Classes will be held for five consecutive Thursdays beginning Sept. 11 and ending Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.
For more information and to register, call 401-348-3533 or 800-933-5960, ext. 3533, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to this group course, Westerly Hospital offers individual, one-on-one instruction with a certified diabetes outpatient educator that is available by appointment by calling 401-348-3533 or 800-933-5960, ext. 3533.
Westerly Hospital also offers a free monthly diabetes support group that meets the first Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.
For information or questions on the support group, call the hospital’s diabetes clinic at 401-348-3533 or 800-933-5960, ext. 3533.