Diabetes Education Center

The diabetes educators at South Pointe Hospital are committed to the concept of quality patient education. Our goal is to assist you with building confidence as you embark on this lifelong journey of healthcare.

Who can benefit from diabetes education?

All persons with diabetes benefit from diabetes education as they learn self-management skills to control their diabetes and optimize their ability to live a productive and satisfying life.

For Your Convenience

Your family and friends are invited to join you at any of these programs located at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, the Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center at 8701 Darrow Road in Twinsburg, and the Solon Family Health Center at 29800 Bainbridge Rd. in Solon.

Diabetes Education Program

Registered dietitians, who are also certified diabetes educators, are available for one-on-one teaching of meal planning, diet modification and weight control. The program offers four easy-to-follow classes spanning over a three-month period. Here patients learn self-management skills to control their diabetes and optimize their ability to live healthy, productive lives .

The program includes an individualized consultation with a nurse and dietitian. Support groups are offered quarterly with guest speakers.

Insurance

Outpatient services may be reimbursable when your attendance is by physician referral. Your individual insurance policy defines the extent of your coverage. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage, call the Diabetes Education Department at 216.491.7385.

Community Support

The Diabetes Management Program at South Pointe Hospital offers support services for your diabetes self-management needs. Our experts provide quarterly group meetings, free lectures and health talks. Guest speakers discuss aspects of diabetes self-management. There is no fee for this program. For more information, meeting dates and times, call 216.491.7385.

Non-Healing Wounds

About 15% of people with diabetes suffer from non-healing wounds. Diabetics are at a greater risk of developing chronic wounds because of poor circulation, slow healing times, vascular disease and neuropathy (numbness). Preventing infections and taking proper care of wounds, cuts, scrapes and bruises are critical for those with diabetes. If you are dealing with a non-healing wound, South Pointe's Wound Healing Center may be right for you. Call 216.491.7111.

How To Enroll

Contact the South Pointe Hospital Diabetes Education Center to learn how to manage your diabetes. For any questions or concerns, call 216.491.7385.