Living with Diabetes - Group and Individual Sessions

McLaren Flint
McLaren’s Flint Family Practice Building
G-3230 Beecher Road
Bay City MI, 48532
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Phone:
Telephone: (810) 342-5506; Fax: (810)342-5637
Contact:
Call Diabetes Education at (810) 342-5506 for an updated schedule and to register
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Description
Today, people with diabetes can live full, active lives. By understanding the disease and knowing how to keep it under control, individuals with diabetes are working in every trade, occupation and profession, raising families, and running households. But such success requires effort. That’s why McLaren Flint’s Diabetes Educators offer a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, Living with Diabetes, which provides instruction, guidance and ongoing assistance through a series of classes on living with diabetes.

Group Classes
The program is a series of three 3-hour sessions, held Wednesdays, at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays, at 1 p.m., at McLaren’s Flint Family Practice building at G3230 Beecher Road in Flint.

Individual Instruction:
Individual instruction is available with registered nurse or registered dietitian. Call Diabetes Education at (810) 342-5506 to schedule.

Family Participation

Family members or others close to you are encouraged to participate. Whether in the group or individual classes your family can understand the disease and provide support for you and your treatment program too.

The Diabetes Team
Our team consists of a registered nurse, registered dietitian, and a pharmacist. Call (810) 342-5506 for more information or to register.

Class Topics
Education is provided in group classes and individual instruction. The program is a series of three classes lasting three hours covering topics including:
  • What diabetes is and treatment options
  • Medications
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Monitoring blood sugars
  • Preventing acute and chronic complications from diabetes
  • Stress management
  • Reducing the risk of complications of diabetes

Individuals have the option to choose to attend all three classes or whichever ones they choose. The program also offers a two-hour refresher course and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). MNT provides up to three hours of education per year to individuals regarding nutrition and is provided by a dietitian. Providers may order individual instruction for patients who are hearing impaired, visually impaired, or for other physical disabilities. Please call (810) 342-5506 for a list of class dates and times.
Participation in the program is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurers. Patient deductibles, copays, and/or coinsurances may apply.

In addition, we offer the following services:
  • Traditional Diabetes Classes
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Diabetes management clinic

Call Diabetes Education at (810) 342-5506 for more information and to register.

Our Diabetes Self-Care Education Program is certified by the State of Michigan Department of Community Health and has met the National Standards of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.