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Diabetes Education Program for Self-Management

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At Hunt Regional, we understand that a diabetes diagnosis can be intimidating. You might even feel like you have no control. But we want you to know you can take control of your condition by embracing healthy behaviors – and through our education program, we can help you achieve this important goal.

Learn to Live with Diabetes – How We Can Help 

Diabetes education is the key to self-management. By learning how to take good care of yourself, you can also learn to manage and live with Type 1, Type 2 or even gestational diabetes. And what’s more, residents in and around Hunt County have a great educational resource nearby in Greenville. Our team of experts at Hunt Regional Medical Center is ready waiting to help educate you on:Man checking his blood sugar levels

Managing your blood sugar and nutrition, including: 

The importance of exercise, including:Man and woman exercising

Emotional issues that you may experience, including: 

  • Stress and anxiety – how it can increase your blood sugar levels and ways to handle it
  • Depression – the correlation between diabetes and depression, symptoms to be aware of and how to get the help you need to improve your mental healthWoman speaking with mental health counselor
  • Dealing with lifestyle changes – how to find support in adopting new healthy behaviors (i.e. eating well and exercising) and quitting unhealthy ones (i.e. smoking and alcohol consumption)

Other health considerations related to diabetes, including: 

  • Changes in your vision that should be brought to your doctor’s attention
  • The importance of brushing and flossing on a daily basis
  • How to check for wounds on your feet that are not healing
  • What your ideal blood pressure should be, and how often you should have it checked
  • And more
To learn more about the full scope of diabetes education and management at Hunt Regional Medical Center, please call us at 903-408-5130.