Diabetes Programs

Diabetes Programs

Education is important to manage diabetes. At MHCS, we offer the following diabetes programs:

  • Diabetes Education is for patients with diabetes. One to five highly-individualized sessions are one-on-one with an educator. The American Diabetes Association recommends patients with diabetes get education at four critical times:
  1. When they are first diagnosed.
  2. Each year after initially diagnosed.
  3. When you have had a change in your health physically or mentally.
  4. When you have had a change in your living situation or cognition.

  • Diabetic Support Group is for anyone interested in diabetes or prevention and their family members/support system. It is free and meets quarterly in the lower level of the Seward Family Medical Center the third Tuesday in January, April , July and October begining at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are approximately 60-90 minutes in length. A light meal is provided. RSVP is required one week prior to the meeting.

  • Diabetes Prevention Program is a 1-year program in a class/group setting. Participants must qualify for the class by lab results or by taking a diabetes indicator quiz. By the end of this program most participants reach 5-7% weight loss and have increased activity to 150 minutes a week. There is a fee for this program. Offered in partnership with Four Corners Public Health.

For more information on diabetes programs, please call 402-646-4667.

Certified Diabetes Education Program in conjunction with Bryan Health lead by MHCS Diabetic Educators including Registered Nurses and a Registered Dietician, Licensed Medical Nutritional Therapist and Certified Diabetic Educator.

Additional Resources:

American Diabetes Association