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Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a complex disease and requires regular care. Our diabetes education program will help you get the information you need to better manage your disease to stay healthy and free from complications.  Our mission is "to positively impact the lives of community members with diabetes through individualized, comprehensive education, and disease management strategies."  Our team of diabetes educators will provide information about the disease process, types of diabetes, complications, nutrition, exercise, medications, stress, healthy habits and blood sugars. Education will also be provided on the use of a glucometer and insulin therapy if needed.

Fitzgibbon Hospital requires a referral from your primary care provider in order to attend classes. Your insurance can be billed directly for these services. If you have questions regarding coverage, contact your insurance representative. Financial assistance is available if needed.

Our staff is ready to meet your needs!  For more information about the Diabetes Education Program at Fitzgibbon Hospital, call (660) 831-3265 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Click here for the Outpatient Diabetes Education Referral Form

Click here to download our Diabetes Education Brochure

The Diabetes Self Management Program at Fitzgibbon Hospital is recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education.