CentraCare Health - Monticello's diabetes education program provides people living with diabetes the skills to lead a healthy, normal lifestyle. Diabetes, if left undiagnosed or untreated, can cause a variety of health complications.
Our Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian work with you and your physician to provide an individualized treatment plan that best suits your needs. An individualized plan allows you to modify your lifestyle choices and be in control of your diabetes, rather than having the disease be in control of you.
CentraCare Health - Monticello offers the following diabetes educational programs:
Monthly Education Classes
Free monthly education classes are offered for individuals living with diabetes and their families to learn more about the disease. Various health topics relating to diabetes are presented. This class meets the first Tuesday of each month from October through May at 6:30 p.m. No class is scheduled for the month of January. Classes are free of charge and open to the public.
Diabetes Group Education Classes
This four-session program, which has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association, provides the education you need to successfully manage your diabetes. Diet instruction is taught by a Registered Dietitian who provides you with information on meal planning, reading food labels, exercising and much more. Information is also provided on steps you can take to manage diabetes for your best health. Glucose meter training is provided. Diabetes education classes require a referral from your physician. Contact your primary physician for more information. The cost of these classes are covered by most health insurance companies.
I CAN Prevent Diabetes! CentraCare Health - Monticello is proud to be one of 26 communities in Minnesota that is offering this community-based, lifestyle change program that provides diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
An individual with pre-diabetes can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise resulting in a 5-7% weight loss (usually about 10-15 pounds) are often effective enough to bring blood sugar levels back down to a healthy range.
About the I CAN Prevent Diabetes Program
Learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 16-week diabetes prevention program. Groups will meet with a trained instructor once a week to help participants lose weight, eat healthier and increase physical activity.
Classes are offered weekly for 16 weeks. Periodically, the program will include enhanced sessions where participants will focus on topics related to specific nutrition or physical activity concepts. If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, additional sessions will be added to complete the 16-week program.
Click here to view the I CAN Prevent Diabetes brochure.
Location: CentraCare Health - Monticello, Lower Level
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Day of the week: Wednesdays
Start date and end date: TBD
Program fees: $160
Minimum of 5
Maximum of 15
Register to attend I CAN Prevent Diabetes
For more information:
Jennifer M. Femrite, R.D., L.D., C.D.E.
Dietitian - Certified Diabetes Educator
Casey Ocken, BSN, RN,CDE
Diabetes Nurse Educator
About Our Program
The diabetes program at CentraCare Health - Monticello has achieved the recognition status from the American Diabetes Association. Courses are taught by a Registered Dietition and a Registered Nurse who has received specialized training and education to become a Certified Diabetes Educator. Achieving Certified Diabetes Educator credentials displays their commitment to promoting quality care for our patients with diabetes.
If you have questions about Diabetes Education at CentraCare Health - Monticello, call us at 763-271-2304.