Education – the cornerstone of diabetes management
It's a fact – the more you learn about how your diabetes affects you, the more you can control your overall health. That's why we offer comprehensive diabetes education and training at Goshen Hospital.
The right program for you
Whether you are newly diagnosed or need a refresher, you can find the right class, seminar or one-on-one training for you. Individual and classroom training sessions offer real-life guidance and ongoing support.
- Healthy eating and meal planning
- Exercise/Physical activity
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Medications for diabetes
- Goal setting/Problem solving
- Healthy coping
- Risk reduction of developing complications associated with diabetes
- Insulin pump and personal glucose monitor training
Other resources available include a computer center where you can download data from your blood glucose meter, insulin pump or continuous glucose sensor. You also can take advantage of meetings with a diabetes educator to review your meals and/or blood glucose log.
Rest assured that your referring physician always receives and monitors your data to make sure your diabetes remains under control.
Classes and programs
We offer a variety of programs for you and your family on how to prevent or live with diabetes. You do not need a physician's referral to participate in these programs.
- Prevention seminars on adult Type 2 diabetes
- Fit Together prevention program for children at risk for Type 2 diabetes and their parents
- Support group meetings
- Diabetes education seminars
Diabetes support groups
You and your family can participate in free support groups. A diabetes education instructor leads the group meetings with discussion about relevant topics. Plus you have plenty of time to ask questions and get answers.
During group seminars, you can hear special speakers talk about living with diabetes and participate in activities.
The support group is a free service, and no registration is required.
Call (574) 364-2746 or (574) 364-2931 for more information.
Get Fit Together as a family. This free program for children ages 5 -– 12 and their parents focuses on how to build an active lifestyle and promote healthy habits as a family. Fit Together topics include healthy eating, label reading, playful exercise and family physical activity.
This is a free service, no registration required.
Get a referral and get started
You need a physician's referral to participate in most diabetes education programs at Goshen Hospital.
- Request a referral from your primary care physician
- Or call (574) 364-2746 to talk with one of our diabetes educators. We can help you get the necessary referral from your healthcare provider.
We can help
Learn how to live with your diabetes. Talk with our diabetes educators, (574) 364-2746.
The Diabetes Education program at Goshen Hospital is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Medicare and most health plans consider diabetes self-management training a covered benefit.