Western Wisconsin Health offers Diabetes Self-Management education designed to help a person with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Participants will learn about the process and treatments for diabetes along with healthy ways to prevent and control complications. The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
The program begins with a meeting with the diabetes educator and the registered dietitian. This is 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 yearly.