|Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Education|
Kennedy's Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Education provides outpatient training in diabetes care and self-management to people with diabetes, using the expertise of an experienced and highly trained healthcare staff.
Our Program Works!
In fact, Kennedy's comprehensive diabetes education program has been awarded Recognition by the American Diabetes Association following the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), the Kennedy Health System’s Comprehensive Diabetes and Nutrition classes are above the national benchmarks in preventative care.
The Five Categories of Preventive Care
Kennedy's Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Education has been proven successful in helping patients improve their health by lowering their blood sugar. A study of more than 800 people enrolled in the comprehensive program at Kennedy's Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Education determined that, after six months, the average patient's blood sugar levels had improved by 15 percent. The data also showed a drop in hospitalizations and emergency room visits for people with diabetes who were involved in the Kennedy Diabetes Control program.
Each patient in the Kennedy Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Education's program undergoes a full assessment to determine their diabetes knowledge level and any special needs they may have. Participants are then placed in a program geared toward their specific needs and goals. The curriculum is tailored to the adult learner and includes interactive activities and practical information that can be put to use in one's day-to-day life.
Class sizes are limited to small group sessions or we can schedule one on one appointment if needed. Participants can invite a family member or support person to attend their training session.
We promote teamwork between your physician and our staff to make sure your doctor is always kept up-to-date on your progress and/or any changes in your program. While we do not provide medical treatment, a physician referral is needed to take part in our programs.
Our diabetes education classes are covered by most health insurance plans. Self referrals are also accepted. Click here to view our current class schedule.
Our centers are staffed by Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians. We are committed to educating patients on a wide variety of issues related to diabetes, including:
The benefits of our program are many, and include:
Diabetes Emergency Checklist
For safety, diabetics should have a number of items always on hand. Download the Diabetes Emergency Checklist to help track and manage the items you need.
Did You Know That
People with diabetes can live healthy lives if they learn to manage their condition. A 10-year federally funded study determined that people who followed a program of diabetes self-management reduced their risk of:
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