Living Well with Diabetes Program - Meets Monthly

A Fun and Interactive Program for Diabetes Self-Management

3rd Wednesday of Each Month
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Western Maryland Regional Medical Center

Education is the key to being empowered to manage your diabetes, avoid its complications, and achieve optimum health.  This diabetes self-management training (DSMT) covers the many aspects of diabetes self-management and glycemic control.  It’s an enjoyable day filled with practical information and tools you can use daily to make managing your diabetes easier.

Our team of registered dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and exercise physiologist will on hand to provide support and expertise.  A family member or support person is welcome to attend the program.

Agenda: Here is an outline of the topics that will be covered in this one-day program.

Morning Session

  • Understanding the diabetes process and treatment options 
  • Monitoring blood glucose and using your results
  • Preventing, detecting and treating acute and chronic complications
  • Developing personal strategies to address personal issues or concerns
          Lori Johnson, RN, BSN, CRRN-Nurse Educator
  • Incorporating nutritional management into your lifestyle
  • Developing personal strategies for a healthy lifestyle
         Jennifer Hoover, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian

Healthy Lunch provided

Afternoon Session

  • Incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle
         Abby Brakeall, MS, Exercise Physiologist
  • Using medications safely and for maximum therapeutic benefit
         Julie Caler, Pharm D. or Kirk Jones, Pharm D., Clinical Pharmacists

Please note:  This program is covered by most insurance plans.  When calling for pre-authorization with your insurer, please use these codes for Diabetes Self-Management Training: G0109 – Diabetes Outpatient Self-Management training services, group session (2 or more) per 30 minutes.