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. 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 learning more about managing  diabetes. This class is for diabetics, their family members or medical advocates.  It is free and meets quarterly in meeting room A located on the third floor of Memorial Hospital's outpatient services tower the third Tuesday in January, April, July and October beginning 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.

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

American Diabetes Association Recognized Program in partnership with Bryan Health lead by MHCS Diabetic Educators including Registered Nurses together with a Registered Dietitian who is licensed in Medical Nutritional Therapy and is a Certified Diabetic Educator.

Additional Resources:

American Diabetes Association