Diabetes Self-Management Program
Managing diabetes can be complex, and many people find it a lot to handle without guidance. That’s why we have created the Diabetes Self-Management Program. It’s a set of 4 classes that put you in touch with the demands of your disease and the people who can help you manage it. The program gives you the tools to control your diabetes – so it doesn’t control you.
In addition to offering education, the Diabetes Self-Management Program introduces you to others who are dealing with the disease and living well. Taking part in the program left them more in control of their illness and better prepared to cope with the disease. It can do the same for you. Our diabetic program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
The classes are taught by Kristi Henry, RD – Community Educator and Julayne Ross, RD – Registered Dietitian at Jay County Hospital. The hospital offers these classes to diabetics in the community free of charge.
Diabetic Support GroupThe Diabetic Support Group is a monthly meeting for diabetics and family in the community to come and learn something new that will help them in their ability to manage their diabetes.
This meeting is free and we plan for a variety of medical speakers from Endocrinologists, Podiatrists, Nephrologists, Pharmacists, Registered Dietitians, Diabetic Educators and Physical Therapists.
We also have meetings where the speaker may talk on how to start your garden and exercise specialists that will show you how to use an exercise band. The possibilities are endless.
Most people that come enjoy the interaction with other diabetics more than anything.
We advertise the meeting, date and speaker on WPGW radio and also send pamphlets out to those on our mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list contact Julayne Ross, RD at 260-726-1835. If you are currently a member of the support group and have ideas on topics for the meetings, call Julayne or e-mail at