Diabetes Education at Mile Bluff
Once diagnosed, successful diabetes management is largely up to you. Education
and support through Mile Bluff’s Diabetes Self-Management Education
program can help you take control of your diabetes. Almost all of diabetes
care is self-care, so it is
important to learn as much about diabetes as possible to be able to live
a healthy and full life.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with diabetes or have been managing
the condition for years, Mile Bluff’s nationally-recognized diabetes
education self-management program will provide you with the self-care
skills you need to care for your diabetes effectively. This program is
provided to you on an individual basis, and through group education and
Diabetes education is provided by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education
specialist who will help you understand and mange your life living with
diabetes. With support from this specialist and the knowledge gained from
education, you can take an active role in your diabetes management. Having
good control of your diabetes can prevent and/or delay short- and long-term
complications of diabetes.
Diabetes education can benefit those who:
- have been recently diagnosed with diabetes
- have had diabetes for a while
- have poorly-controlled blood sugars
- have had or need a change in medications
- have good control of their diabetes and want to keep it that way
Mile Bluff provides what is needed to start you on your way to living an
active, productive and healthy life... with diabetes! For more information
about this program, call 608-847-1848.
Diabetic Eye Checks
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.