Diabetes Program

Education Building Patient Confidence

Diabetes education teaches self-management skills to control diabetes for a productive and satisfying life. Our comprehensive diabetes management program, available to inpatients, outpatients and the community, is endorsed by the Ohio Department of Health as a "model program" and is a recognized education program of the American Diabetes Association.

The diabetes healthcare team consists of your doctor, certified diabetes educators, who are nurses and dietitians, and yourself. The program consists of:

  • Inpatient diabetes education services provided by certified diabetes educators
  • Monthly diabetes group classes
  • One-on-one group teaching sessions with diabetes educators.  Topics include:  Healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medications, reducing risks, coping and problem solving
  • One-on-one teaching sessions with registered dietitians, certified in diabetes education, detailing meal planning, diet modification and weight control
  • Free community diabetes education programs, offered twice annually, with guest speakers who discuss aspects of diabetes care and self-management

Before your first diabetes education session, please print and fill out the following two forms and bring them to your first class.

For more information on the Hillcrest Hospital Diabetes Program, call 440.312.7760.