Learn to live well with diabetes
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, and gestational 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 comprehensive education to those newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, or for those who have never had the education. Topics covered include: how diabetes is diagnosed, nutrition therapy, physical activity, blood glucose monitoring, medications, short-term complications, and long-term complications.
- Shared Medical Appointments: This is a group session that provides a high-quality, team approach for ongoing diabetes care. These sessions provide patients with an education session, healthcare provider visit, and support group all in one.
- 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. 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.
Brandon’s Wallet was established in memory of Brandon Houge of Ironton who unexpectedly passed away at age 27 from complications from diabetes in December 2015. The purpose of Brandon’s Wallet is to provide financial assistance to area residents with Type 1 Diabetes. Funds can be used for non-medical needs such as gas cards/vouchers for travel to treatment, groceries, and youth camp scholarships. Funds are also available to pay for any medical bills, drugs, and non-covered medical equipment and supplies if the patient or his/her family or insurance is unable to cover the costs.
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.
Financial Assistance Application