Lake Cumberland District Health Department
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Diabetes Patient Assistance
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The Diabetes Education Program at LCDHD provides diabetes education in each of the 10 counties within the district. Educators offer free comprehensive diabetes self-management classes, plus evening education opportunities in some counties. The educators also provide education for diabetes prevention within the community at schools, health fairs, senior citizen centers, and community events. The diabetes education program strives to teach individuals how control their diabetes and to live healthier lives. We are here to help!
Diabetes self-management can be overwhelming at times. We have included tools that we hope will help you manage your self-care. Remember, we have free classes at the local health department –our goal is to help you learn to control your diabetes. Please call the local health department and ask to speak to the diabetes educator for more information. You may also register for our free classes at: 1-800-928-4416 Option 1158.
One great diabetes management tool is a Daily Blood Sugar Log. Monitoring and recording your blood glucose results can help you identify how food you have eaten affects your glucose, how exercise affects your glucose, patterns of high and low readings, etc.
We know that the foods we eat can affect our blood glucose levels. Another great diabetes management tool is a Food Log. Writing down the foods you eat can help you see which foods have the greatest impact on your blood sugar. It can help you become more aware of the amount of food you eat as well.
Diabetes is a serious disease and is becoming more common throughout our nation. Billions of dollars are spent each year to combat diabetes and related complications. But, not only is diabetes controllable, it is preventable as well.
An interactive course is offered via this link: Diabetes 101: A Self-Guided Approach to Understanding Diabetes. The course is provided via KDPCP (Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program).
The following information provides statistical data relating to diabetes in Kentucky as well as our nation:
If you would like more information about Diabetes, contact our LCDHD Diabetes Education team at 1-800-928-4416 Ext 1158.
The misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes is on the rise. Educate yourself, your family and your friends on the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes as minutes make all the difference.