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Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education at Mile Bluff

diabetes educationDiabetes education supports individuals in assuming an active role in managing their diabetes. Through individual and group programs, Mile Bluff's diabetes education department teaches patients self-care skills that promote living life to the fullest with diabetes.

Mile Bluff's nationally-recognized program can help you if you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, have had diabetes for a while, have poorly-controlled blood sugars, or have had good control of your diabetes and want to keep it that way. Topics covered by the team include:

  • The disease process and treatment options
  • Nutrition management
  • The importance of physical activity
  • The use of medications
  • Monitoring of blood glucose and use of the results to improve control
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of acute and chronic diabetes complications
  • Goal setting to promote health and problem-solving for daily living
  • Preconception care, management during pregnancy and gestational diabetes management

Diabetic Eye Checks

A diabetic eye check is a key part of your diabetes care. Everyone with diabetes is at risk of developing eye disease. Screenings can detect damage to the eye before you notice any changes to your vision. This early detection helps to prevent vision loss. Yearly diabetic eye checks are recommended by the American Diabetes Association. The tests can be done by receiving an eye photo test at any Mile Bluff clinic location.

You will need an eye photo order from your primary care provider to receive this test. If you are already at the clinic for an appointment, you can often get tested as a walk-in patient that same day. You are also welcome to call any Mile Bluff clinic location to make an appointment.

Mile Bluff provides what is needed to start individuals on their way to living an active, productive and healthy life with diabetes! For more information about diabetes education program, call 608-847-1846.