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.
* People who see a diabetes educator have fewer hospitalizations.
* For every 1% your A1c drops, you reduce the risk of damage to your kidneys, eyes and blood vessels by 23-37%.
* You can reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack by 33-50% if you keep your blood pressure and blood sugars in good range.
Our mission is "to positively impact the lives of community members with diabetes through individualized, comprehensive education, and disease management strategies." Our diabetes educator 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.
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.
Fitzgibbon Hospital requires a referral from your primary care provider. 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.
Click here for the Referral Form (Providers, please click here for the Referral Guide)
For more information about our Diabetes Education Program, click here for the Diabetes Education Brochure
The Diabetes Self Management Program at Fitzgibbon Hospital is recognized by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education.