Diabetes Education Programs
Managing diabetes is a life-long process of collaboration between a patient, their physician and educators to provide information, teach skills and provide support necessary for managing diabetes.
The Nebraska Medical Center Diabetes Center programs are interactive and focus on seven self-care behaviors identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), better known as the AADE7 ™ Self-Care Behaviors.
AADE7 ™ Self-Care Behaviors
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Problem Solving
- Healthy Coping
- Reducing Risks
Diabetes Self-management Classes Descriptions
To register for any of the diabetes self-management education classes, please call 402-559-8700 or email email@example.com.
- Managing Type 2 Diabetes
- A comprehensive program designed for the newly diagnosed person with Type 2 diabetes or existing Type 2 diabetes in need of a refresher
- Learn to recognize carbohydrate foods, how they affect blood sugars and incorporate carbohydrate counting
- Gestational Diabetes
- Management of gestational diabetes includes meal planning, monitoring and blood sugar guidelines during pregnancy with the goal of a healthy baby
- Exercise Assessment
- Individual consultations with exercise physiologist to assess current level of fitness and development of an ongoing exercise and activity plan
- Eat, Walk and Talk Weight Loss Program
- A six week program focused on weight loss and exercise behavior changes
- Diabetes Cooking Class
- A cooking session based on healthy eating and nutritious recipes, tasting required
- Beginning and Advanced Insulin Pump Class
- For the person wanting to begin insulin pump therapy and those already using insulin pump therapy wishing to improve control or fine-tune management skills
Referrals can be made to The Nebraska Medical Center Diabetes Center independent of the clinical services available. Medicare and most third party insurance companies provide benefits for diabetes education.