|Diabetes Control Center|
Kennedy's Diabetes Control Centers provide outpatient training in diabetes care and self-management to people with diabetes, using the expertise of an experienced and highly trained healthcare staff.
Our centers are staffed by Certified Diabetes Educators, including Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians. We are committed to educating patients on a wide variety of issues related to diabetes, including:
Our Program Works!
In fact, Kennedy's comprehensive diabetes education program has been awarded Recognition by the American Diabetes Association for keeping National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.
In addition, Kennedy's Diabetes Control Centers have 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 Diabetes Control Center 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 Diabetes Control Centers' 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 many interactive activities and practical information that can be put to use in one's day-to-day life.
Class sizes are limited to one-on-one or small group sessions, and actual class times are flexible. Also, participants can invite a family member 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 at Kennedy's Diabetes Control Center. 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.
The benefits of our program are many, and include:
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:
Learning to Manage Diabetes Means:
*Diabetes Control Complications Trial (DCCT), 1993
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