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 is open to all diabetics, their families, and those interested in learning more about diabetes. Topics presented include nutrition, exercise, medications, and diabetes related health conditions. The group meets several times a year for approximately one hour at Community Hospital. Reservation are not required, and there is no charge to attend. For more information call Terrie Unger, RN at 308-344-8539, or Pat Rice, RD at 308-344-8341.