Diabetes Education

If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed and fearful. The good news is that with proper nutrition, exercise, medication and monitoring, you can manage your diabetes and reduce the risk of long-term complications.

Our Program

Our diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and offers comprehensive education and support. Our certified diabetes educators will help you learn to develop a lifestyle that puts you in charge of your diabetes.

Services Provided:

Individual Evaluation

We will conduct a personal assessment so that we can identify your individual needs.
You will also learn how to monitor your blood glucose, use a glucose meter and plan meals

Small Group Education

Our small group classes will help you learn about all phases of diabetes management, including:

  • Basics about Diabetes
  • Meal Planning and Carb Counting
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Oral Medications and Insulin
  • Lifestyle Changes to Improve Health
  • Complications and Problem-solving
  • Stress Management and Coping Skills

 

Diabetes Education Support Meetings

Monthly support meetings are offered at Bonner General Health in Suite 101 in our Health Services Building located at 423 N. Third Avenue in Sandpoint.

Click HERE for our 2016-2017 meeting schedule.

Additional Services Provided:

Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Monitors your blood glucose for three days and provides a computer
printout of your blood glucose trends and hidden episodes of hypo/hyperglycemia.

Gestational Diabetes Education for Expectant Mothers

Insulin Pump Training and Management

Pre-diabetes Classes
Refresher courses and grocery store tours.

 

Our Staff

Audrey Buck
Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Mary Kaiser
Registered Dietitian

 

To Make an Appointment

You will need a referral from your physician in order to enroll in this program.

Most insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover diabetes education.
Check with your insurance carrier about your available coverage.

Bonner General Health’s diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Call us at (208) 265-6279 to schedule an appointment.

 

Additional Resources

Click HERE to visit the American Diabetes Association website for more information on how to manage diabetes.

Living Well With Diabetes Workbook Cover

“Living Well With Diabetes” is a
Self-Care Workbook from the Journey for Control Program in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association.

Click HERE to download a copy.