Diabetes Education

If you have been diagnosed with, have been living with, or have a family member with diabetes, you should be aware that being fully educated on how to self-manage your diabetes is the cornerstone of living a happy and healthier life.  The staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Diabetes Center is dedicated to providing a comprehensive diabetes program to empower people with diabetes and their families with support and education. 

The Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.* 

Did you know that Boca Raton Regional Hospital has a Comprehensive Diabetes Program that is:

“SWEETER THAN EVER!”

We offer monthly Diabetes Self-Management Classes. Our classes teach both nutritional and diabetes self-management skills and are conducted by a nurse and by a dietitian, both of whom are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE). The curriculum includes medical information on:

• General pathophysiology
• Healthy eating
• Glucose monitoring
• Exercise
• Medications
• Signs, symptoms and treatment of hypo- and hyperglycemia
• Chronic complications and how to help prevent and care for these

And additional information on how to incorporate these changes into your lifestyle.

Program fees do apply; however, the classes are covered by most Managed Care insurers, Medicare and Medicaid. We would provide an insurance pre-authorization prior to attendance in any class.

WHEN:
Each session (12 hours total) is comprised of four 3-hour classes:
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Four Mondays of each month
(Attendance to all 4 classes required)
Click here to view our Educational video and information about visiting and registering for our programs





WHERE: 
 
Davis Therapy Centers at Sandler Medical Plaza
Outpatient Rehab Conference Room
650 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431    

CONTACT:   
Nancy Talio, RN, CDE
Diabetes Center Director
561-955-4815

Or call:

Davis Therapy Centers
561-955-2100
 
We also offer a class for pre-diabetes, glucose intolerance or nutrition for diabetes taught by a registered, licensed dietician/nutritionist:

NUTRITION & DIABETES ONLY CLASS: For Diabetes, also for Pre Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

These classes include a personalized food program for each participant and provides support and additional nutritional information to help each attendee better manage their blood glucose levels. Program fees apply; please call for information.

WHEN:  (Attendance to all 4 classes required)
Once a week for four weeks:
3 p.m. – 4: 30 p.m., Mondays

WHERE:
Davis Therapy Centers at Sandler Medical Plaza
Outpatient Rehab Conference Room
650 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

CONTACT:
Cindi Creighton-Reis, RD, LDN
561-955-4074 or 561-955-2100
 
*** Also offered are individual nutritional therapy sessions, available by appointment, for any other outpatient nutritional-related health concerns. Please call 561-955-4074 or 561-955-4109 to make an appointment or for more information.

 

CARDIAC NUTRITION CLASS:

Five, 1 1/2 hour classes; developed to improve overall cardiovascular health. Topics include shopping, menu planning, dining out, stress management, vitamins, minerals and understanding the relationship between heart health and nutrition.

WHEN:
Most Wednesdays from
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — 5 classes

WHERE:
Davis Therapy Centers at Sandler Medical Plaza
Davis Classroom
650 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

CONTACT:
Call to register: 561-955-5262 (If a cardiac rehab patient - classes are included)
All Others call: 561-955-4624 or 561-955-2100
Fee: $35.00 per class
Instructor: Cindi Creighton-Reis, RD, LDN, CDE

 

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