Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes Education Department has been recognized since 2005 by the American Diabetes association to provide education in accordance with the national standards for diabetes patient education. The department uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide a variety of services for patients living with type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes and pre diabetes.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center diabetes education staff strives to provide quality education, care and resources to patients, health care professionals and community members to empower individuals to learn to live well with diabetes.
Diabetes Self-Management Education: Provides a comprehensive education to those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or for those who have never had education. Topics covered include: how diabetes is diagnosed, nutrition therapy, physical activity, blood glucose monitoring, medications, short term complications, long term complications,
Shared Medical Appointments: This is a group session that provides a high quality, team approach for ongoing care with diabetes. These sessions provide patients with an education session, healthcare provider visit and support group all in one.
Diabetes Prevention Program: This is a 16 week lifestyle change program for those who have pre diabetes or are at high risk for developing diabetes.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring: This is a device used to assist in the management of diabetes. It provides a “movie” of what blood sugars are doing over a 72 hour period of time. It is a great tool to help you understand how food, medication and physical activity change blood sugars. It also helps your diabetes educator decide the best medication treatment regimen for you.
Personal Insulin Pump and Sensor Training: The insulin pump is the most up-to-date technology available for patients who are dependent on multiple daily injections to control their diabetes. CRMC provides individual education and management for patients who decide that an insulin pump is the right choice for them. Our staff are certified insulin pump trainers for all major brands of insulin pumps.
Medical Nutrition Therapy: A Registered Dietitian is available to help individuals put together a personalized meal plan to meet blood glucose and weight management goals.
Because of Brandon, a fund raiser in memory of Brandon Houge who unexpectedly passed away from complications from diabetes in December 2015, is held the last Saturday of July in Crosby. All proceeds from the event benefit the Diabetes Education Department at CRMC and are used to fund youth diabetes camps, patient travel expenses, and adult educational events.
Houge, 27, formerly of Ironton died at his home in Duluth. He was a graduate of Crosby-Ironton High School’s Class of 2006 and a graduate of the National School of Non Destructive Testing. Houge was an employee of the Acuren Company in Duluth and was the former manager of the Crosby Bar and Grill.
For information on how to obtain assistance or support the fund, view the attached brochure. For more information about the event, call 218-545-4455.