This Diabetes Management Program is an award-winning program – recognized by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy – as a model diabetic education program. It combines an “all in one” approach to diabetic education through the inclusion of patient education, group support, sustained engagement and follow-up with participants.
Considered a lifestyle coaching program for individuals diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, education includes medical and nutritional information with ongoing support to promote improved health outcomes.
This program empowers patients to care for their health through disease self-management activities. This has led to productive interactions during office visits, classroom time and follow-up phone calls.
Patients are taught self-care disease management through educational sessions, informational materials, social media, community resources collaboration, referrals and exam room computers to improve functional and clinical outcomes.
Through managing their diet, physical activity and diabetes health – the first cohort (January 2018) yielded significant improvement in collected data.
Register by calling Kathy Alkire, RN, at 760-365-9305 or by emailing kalkire@MBHDistrict.org.