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Take Control of Your Diabetes

FMC-Patient-and-spouseWhether you were recently diagnosed with diabetes or have been managing it for several years, the Diabetes Self-Management Education/Support program is designed to teach you more about the healthy lifestyle skills that are required to manage your blood sugar levels.

The team of healthcare professionals at Fairfield Medical Center use several different methods of learning to teach you how to properly use medications and insulin, make healthy food choices and be physically active to help control your blood sugar.



Self-Management Education

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What’s Involved?
  • Meet individually with a registered, licensed dietitian.
  • Complete a series of three consecutive group classes.
  • Meet individually with the certified diabetes education nurse.
In Our Classes, You Will Learn To:
  • Create a meal plan.
  • Check and understand blood sugar readings.
  • Interpret food labels.
  • Determine appropriate portion sizes.
  • Make healthy choices while eating out.
  • Incorporate exercise into your life.

Check with your insurance company regarding coverage.

For more information, please call the Diabetes Educator at 740-687-8492.

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Diabetes Support Group

This group is open to any community members or their families who are affected by diabetes. The group meets on the last Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at Fairfield Medical Center in the assembly rooms on the second floor. A wide variety of topics for diabetics are covered.

For more information, call 740-687-8492.

Get Help Managing Your Diabetes

Fairfield Medical Center’s team of experts is here to help you manage your diabetes. Appointments with a member of the diabetes team can be made by calling Fairfield Medical Center Central Scheduling at 740-687-8666.

A physician referral is necessary for reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.