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.
- Stress and coping.
- Nutrition counseling and carbohydrate counting.
- Gestational diabetes.
- Pre-conception planning.
- Insulin pumps.
- Continuous glucose monitoring systems.
- New insulin starts.