Diabetes Education & Other Outpatient Nutrition Counseling
For many, the secret to a healthier life is education. The more you know, the easier it is to control your body and your condition. If your diabetes control changes while you are in the hospital, you may be visited by our diabetes nurse educator or by a dietitian if you or your doctor make a request. Please let your nurse know so she can contact us.
If you have diabetes or have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, the Diabetes Education Program at the Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute offers a number of courses designed to educate patients and their families. The classes cover the following educational information: general pathophysiology; glucose monitoring; exercise; medications; signs and symptoms; treatment of hypo and hyperglycemia; prevention and care of chronic complications; personalized meal plans; dining out; label reading; stress management and incorporating changes into your lifestyle.
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 the most 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.*
Also offered are individual nutritional therapy sessions, available by appointment, for diabetes and other outpatient nutritional-related health concerns. Please call 561.955.2100 to make an appointment or for more information.