Diabetes Accreditation Our Diabetes Self-Management classes are now Accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators! This means that LCDHD has received recognition for meeting the high quality standards of the American Association of Diabetes Education by providing clients with comprehensive, effective diabetes self-management education.  Additionally, the Diabetes Education program is staffed by Licensed Diabetes Educators –a new requirement for Kentucky.  This means that our staff has the met the additional educational requirements for the core body of knowledge in diabetes education.

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department offers FREE comprehensive diabetes self-management classes as well as evening educational opportunities throughout our 10 county district.  Visit our Community Calendar for classes scheduled in your county.


We are excited to invite you to attend the next series of diabetes classes!  The series is four weekly sessions that last 2 ½  hours.  Each session covers a different topic but will include nutrition and physical activity.  We have named our series “Learning to Control Diabetes - Step by Step” because we hope you will learn ways to live healthier with your diabetes!  The sessions are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.  Preregistration is required; please call 1-800-928-4416 EXT 1166 for more information.

Session One Topics - What is Diabetes? Acute Complications, Nutrition – Healthy Eating, Goal Setting

Session Two Topics -  Medications, Diabetes & Exercise, Nutrition – Plate Method, Portion Sizes, Sugar Substitutes

Session Three Topics - Monitoring, Pattern Management, ABC’s of Diabetes, Sick day Guidelines, Nutrition – Carbohydrate Counting, Food Labels/Meal Planning

Session Four Topics - Chronic Complications, Daily Care: Skin/Foot Care, Tobacco Use, Nutrition –  Weight Loss, Fast Food, Coping and Support

Diabetes 101 - We are excited to offer a new class called Diabetes 101! This 2 hour class will get you started on your diabetes journey with an overview of diabetes self-management as well as nutrition.  This new class will be offered beginning July 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our sessions!  And remember, the diabetes education program at LCDHD is here to help!  For more information, please call your local health department or 1-800-928-4416, ext. 1166.