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Diabetes

Liberty Hospital offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The ADA's Education Recognition Certified assures that education services meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES). A qualified team provides thorough, convenient and easy-to-understand education for patients who are diagnosed with all types of diabetes.

One-on-one support is available with a physician's order and is covered by insurance. Call 816.792.7267 for more information.

Support groups meet monthly. For the current dates and locations, call 816.792.7267.
*Postponed indefinitely during the pandemic.

Topics of diabetes education:

  • ABCs of diabetes.
  • Monitoring blood glucose.
  • Managing complications and risk factors.
  • Medications.
  • Stress and coping.
  • Exercise.
  • Nutrition counseling and carbohydrate counting.
  • Gestational diabetes.
  • Pre-conception planning.
  • Insulin pumps.
  • Continuous glucose monitoring systems.
  • New insulin starts.