ARMC’s Diabetes Education Classes

Overview of Diabetes Education Classes:

  • ARMC’s Diabetes Education Program is called Diabetes F.I.T.
    • Foods High in Nutrition
    • Increase Activity
    • Take medications correctly
  • The Diabetes F.I.T. program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
  • Our Goal is to provide our client’s with the knowledge, skills and support they need to successfully life healthy and fit lives with diabetes.

What Do We Offer?

  • Group classes
    • Offered in Spanish and English at various times and locations
    • Consists of a series of 3 two hour classes
    • Snacks are provided during class, free of cost
    • One family member or caregiver is welcome to attend the classes with you
    • Upon completion of all three classes you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a goody bag!
  • Individual consults
    • Available for all other languages
    • Available for special circumstances
  • Direct access to certified diabetes educator(s)
    • Diabetes educators will follow up with participants who complete the diabetes education series via telephone calls for one year
    • All participants receive the phone number to the Diabetes Education Team for any questions they have related to diabetes

What Will You Learn?

  • Class # 1: Basics of Diabetes
    • What is diabetes?
    • Monitoring blood sugar
    • American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) target goals for A1c, LDL, blood sugar, and blood pressure
    • Problem Solving: hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
  • Class # 2: Diabetes & Nutrition
    • Healthy eating: good vs. bad fats, food groups
    • How food affects blood sugar levels
    • Carbohydrate counting
    • How to plan a healthy meal
    • You will receive individualized meal plan
  • Class # 3: Exercising, Medication & Delay of Health Risk
    • Being Active: ADA’s recommendations, exercise prescription
    • Taking Medication: Pills and Insulin, sharps disposal/rotating sites
    • Problem Solving: Sick day rules
    • Healthy Coping: Diabetes burnout, mental health services
    • Reducing Risks: Foot exams, quit smoking, complications of diabetes
    • SMART Goals: learn how to set goals to help improve your health and diabetes

How Do I Register for Classes?

  • Ask your primary care provider to submit a referral to ARMC Diabetes Education Program
  • If you do not have insurance, please contact us as there are resources available to help if you qualify

For More Information Call:

Kylah RN, BSN, CDE
Diabetes F.I.T. Program Coordinator
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center ©