The more you know – the better you’ll feel.
If you or someone you care for has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed and fearful. The good news is that with proper nutrition, medication, exercise and monitoring, you can maintain optimal wellness in the face of this serious disease. Perhaps the most important tool in the fight against diabetes is education. In short, the more you know the better quality of life you’ll enjoy.
At FHDI, we offer comprehensive education, medical treatment and support that address all of the components that comprise a successful program -- from support groups and individual counseling, to insulin pump training and weight management. Here is some basic information about our Diabetes Education Program and some tips for successful management of the disease that you’ll want to know and share with your friends with diabetes.
Our Diabetes Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Our education meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management which ensures that we provide only the most up-to-date, tested information regarding diabetes. Contact us at (407) 303-2822.
Here are some of the questions that we will answer in the Diabetes Education section of this site.
Individual counseling What kind of counseling is available? How do I register for counseling?
Group Diabetes classes for people with type 2 diabetes What is type 2 diabetes? Why group classes? What will I learn? How do I register?
Insulin pump training and management What is an insulin pump and how do I use it? How do I register for training?
Gestational diabetes classes What is gestational diabetes? How will it affect my pregnancy? How do I sign up for classes?
Strides/Weight Management What is my ideal weight (BMI calculator)? How can the Florida Hospital Strides Weight Management program help me reach my goal weight? How do I register for the program?
Diabetes Support Groups What is the benefit of a support group? What topics are discussed? How do I join a group?
Nutrition Counseling Why is nutrition so important? How can nutrition counseling help me manage my health? How do I register for an appointment?
Referrals and Insurance Do I need a referral from my physician? Will my insurance cover my classes?
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