Diabetes Education at Pender Community Hospital
Diabetes is a very common disease and management is individualized to each person. Education about diabetes empowers people to learn how to manage their chronic condition. We encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the disease, choices for medications, and the value of healthy lifestyle choices.
How We Can Help
Pender Community Hospital and Medical Clinics have an accredited Diabetes Education Program through the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. This accreditation allows the facility to provide formal education in a rural setting. The high-quality education meets the national standards required for diabetes education.
The diabetes education team includes a registered nurse health coach and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). The CDCES clinical certification ensures a nurse has had comprehensive knowledge and training on diabetes prevention, management and education. They partner with people to help them achieve their goals by providing them the tools needed to manage their diabetes.
We have a clinical dietitian on our team who is also available to help with nutrition consultations. The Pender Medical Clinic is also fortunate to have a great team of health coaches. These registered nurses are available to assist with your diabetes management.
A Lifelong Condition
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high, which is why it needs to be properly managed and treated. There is no cure for diabetes, but research has shown that proper care, along with eating the right foods, getting enough exercise, and using the proper medication(s) can help prevent long-term problems.
- For support or education on managing your diabetes, contact the Pender Medical Clinic at 402-385-3033 to start the referral process to see our certified diabetes care & education specialist, health coach, clinical pharmacist, or dietician.