Take control of your diabetes by asking your doctor for a referral to the Diabetic Education Program at Community Hospital. You'll gain comprehensive information and insights into what happens in your body when you have diabetes, and learn strategies available to care for the condition. These strategies include diet, exercise, blood sugar monitoring, and medication including insulin administration.

This program, in conjunction with Bryan Health in Lincoln, is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education, and qualifies for Medicare and insurance reimbursement in most cases. Financial assistance is available for those with no payment source. Taught by a Diabetic Educator and Dietician, these classes from Community Hospital are first-rate. To find out more about this significant course offering from Community Hospital, call 308-344-8539.

Support Group

The diabetic support group, sponsored by Community Hospital, is open to all diabetics, their families and those interested in learning more about diabetes. Education related to diabetics is presented such as carb counting, portion control, label reading, medications, insulin, exercise and stress management. The group meets for about one hour. No reservations are required and there is no charge to attend. The support group meets quarterly at Community Hospital. For more information, call Terrie Unger at 308-344-8539 or Pat Rice, Community Hospital registered dietitian at 308-344-8341.