While diabetes may be a common disease, it’s important for every individual to receive the personalized care they need. For many with diabetes, this starts with education, so that you and your loved ones may understand the latest in treatment and technology to achieve a healthier tomorrow.

Western Wisconsin Health offers diabetes self-management education designed to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease within the patterns of their everyday life. As part of these classes, participants will learn about the process and treatments for diabetes, along with healthy ways to prevent and control diabetes complications. The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

The program begins with a meeting with a diabetes educator and a registered dietitian, followed by group or individual sessions to complete the 10 hours of initial education. After initial education, most insurance plans typically cover meeting with a diabetes nurse educator and dietitian on a yearly basis.

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Outpatient Collection Hours

Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Limited services provided, call ahead to make an appointment)

Diabetes Prevention Classes

Diabetes prevention classes are offered on an as-needed basis at Western Wisconsin Health. No prescription is needed and no insurance payment is expected. The cost is only $20 per person.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding diabetes and diabetes treatment
  • Weight management
  • Exercise
  • Blood pressure control
  • Cholesterol control
  • Smoking cessation
  • Depression detection
  • Individualized nutrition information
  • Mind/body resources
  • Fat-controlled eating
  • Sodium-controlled eating
  • Basic carbohydrate and protein information
  • Label reading
  • Resources for further help and learning
  • Random blood glucose monitoring
  • Goal setting

Pre-Diabetes Classes

The pre-diabetes class is designed for anyone who has been diagnosed by a health care provider with pre-diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or metabolic syndrome. Classes for diabetes are offered on an individual or group basis. Diabetes education is an allowed Medicare benefit and covered on many insurance plans. The cost is only $20 per person. The first individual session is done by a registered nurse and dietitian. If you have not taken advantage of this benefit, we encourage you to discuss it with your provider.

Diabetes support groups

Diabetes support group meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month (no meetings held in June, July, August, or December). For more information on diabetes support groups, please call 715-684-1278.

Meeting info: 4th Tuesday of every month (no meetings held in June, July, August, or December)
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

What People Are Saying

I’m so glad to be a part of the Western WI Health community. Truly lifesaving for me.

“Dr. Clemma Nash and her functional medicine expertise is outstanding. I’ve seen her a few times for exposure to toxic mold and her knowledge has given me my life back. Not only has the functional medicine saved me, but Dr. Nash’s compassion, listening skills and gentle way has been such a gift for my health. I’m so glad to be a part of the Western WI Health community. Truly lifesaving for me.”

Functional Medicine Patient

I am thankful that there are such good care providers so close to home!

“Just brought my daughter in to see Sara Atteberry, NP, and wow!!! She was thorough, kind, gentle, and smart! What a great addition to WWH. I was very comforted in the care and compassion she showed to my daughter. I am thankful that there are such good care providers so close to home!”

Shayni, Pediatric Patient

We are SO blessed to have Western Wisconsin Health in our community.

“We had a long, tough labor, but we couldn’t be happier! The entire staff was so incredibly amazing. They made a very exhausting two days much better with their warm support, encouraging words, and wonderful knowledge. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are SO blessed to have Western Wisconsin Health in our community.”

Manda, Birth Center Patient