According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects how the body controls blood glucose (or blood sugar). Diabetes is classified as chronic conditions, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and reversible conditions, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
At Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, the diabetic education program is designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures and working to develop better nutrition.
Our Diabetes Basics Series program is designed to teach those with type 2 diabetes the basic skills needed to manage diabetes, including developing a personal food plan and learning how to make informed health care decisions. The classes are free of charge as a service to our Mat-Su community and are taught by our CDE Nurse and Dietitian in two class sessions each month.
The course topics include topics such as:
To participate in the program, you will need to be referred by your physician. Your physician may to ask our Certified Diabetes Educator to request the referral from your healthcare provider.
Contact our CDE:
We also offer a pre-diabetes class every other month. You can greatly lower your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by adopting healthy lifestyle changes. This class is taught by our Dietitian and is also free of charge. No physician referral is needed.
This class is offered free of charge as a service to our Mat-Su community.
To register for a class, please call:
The Gestational Diabetes Education is offered Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and participation is by physician referral only.
For more information, please contact:
Gestational Diabetes Education
Fax: (907) 861-6547
2500 South Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK 99645