According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects how the body controls blood glucose (or blood sugar). Diabetes is classified as chronic conditions, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and reversible conditions, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
At Vista Health System, the diabetic education program is designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures and working to develop better nutrition.
Vista Medical Center East has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its inpatient diabetes care.
Cost: $5. This seminar provides patients with the knowledge and tools to manage their diabetes. Topics covered include causes and risk factors of diabetes as well as lifestyle approaches to help manage blood sugars. Diet and nutrition related to diabetes will be discussed in detail. At the end of the class, participants will have a better understanding of how to avoid or control diabetes complications and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Vista Medical Center East, 1324 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60085. Please register in advance by calling 847-360-4246.
Cost: $5. Building on the Introduction to Diabetes Self-Management Seminar, you will learn more in depth information about a new topic each month. Participants will be given a diabetes handbook for home. You must complete the Introduction to Diabetes Self-Management Seminar prior to registering for this seminar. Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Vista Medical Center East, 1324 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60085. Please register in advance by calling 847-360-4246.
For those who have a need for more intense or individualized education about their diabetes, contact our Certified Diabetic Educator who can meet with you one on one to address your personal concerns, such as newly diagnosed diabetes, uncontrolled diabetes and issues related to insulin pumps. To reach our Certified Diabetic Educator, call 847-360-4154, and you can expect a return call within one business day.
For more information or to register, please call:
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085