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Aultman Orrville’s diabetes self-management training is a comprehensive program that provides participants with the knowledge to manage diabetes and empowers individuals to make appropriate lifestyle changes.

Led by a certified diabetes educator, participants will complete an initial self-assessment followed by up to 13 hours of diabetes education. The educational sessions are approximately two hours, and participants usually attend four to five sessions. Training is available in both group and one-on-one formats. 

Training Topics

  • Diabetes overview and treatment
  • Meal planning
  • Benefits of self-monitoring glucose
  • Methods for evaluating glucose
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Record-keeping
  • Foot care
  • Sick days
  • Acute and chronic complications
  • Behavior changes for successful diabetes self-management
  • Value of support systems

Insurance Coverage

With a physician’s referral, Medicare and most insurance providers cover portions of initial and follow-up diabetes self-management training and medical nutrition therapy.

Some insurance providers, including Medicare, cover medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management training.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Call 330-684-4776 to learn more about diabetes self-management. 

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