Nancy Jacobs, RN, Nicole Anderson, RD, CDE, and Sarah Ford, RN, CDE are Beloit Health System’s Certified Diabetes Educators. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 American children born in the US today face a future with diabetes if current trends continue. That number is closer to 1 in 2 for disproportionately affected populations including African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos. The American Diabetes Association wants to reverse this trend. In fact, we want to stop diabetes and mobilize a movement to inspire millions to take action to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of individuals and families across the country.
The nurse teaches how to monitor blood sugar and problem solve, the importance of being active and how medication helps lower blood sugar. (Requires physician order.)
The dietitian teaches healthy eating and how food choices affect blood sugar (Requires physician order.)
A team of instructors provides information on how to manage and cope with diabetes. Registration is required. A family or friend is encouraged to attend with no extra charge. This one 9-hour class is offered four times a year and a referral from the physician is necessary.
A meeting for adults with a different topic related to diabetes care is presented at each session. Meets the 3rd Tuesday in March, May, September and November from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. Free and registration is not required. For more information, call 608-364-5138. No physician order needed.