Diabetes Self-Management Training: The key to better living with diabetes

July 26, 2016
Do you have diabetes or have a loved one who does? Chances are pretty good that you answered yes to that question. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 30 million people living in the United States have diabetes and that an additional 86 million people have pre-diabetes and those numbers are increasing daily.

Along with this number comes increased risk for many health issues and decreased quality of life. Check out the information in this graphic (right) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One proven way to reduce the cost of diabetes and improve quality of life is for people to receive diabetes self-management training. The Providence Diabetes & Nutrition Center at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage offers a diabetes self-management training program that is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a program of excellence. 

The people who have completed the program report an average reduction in their HbA1c level of 1.6-2.6 percent, an average sustained weight loss 6-11 pounds and an improvement in their overall quality of life.  

The team of experts at the Providence Diabetes & Nutrition Center includes a registered dietitian and a registered nurse who are both certified diabetes educators with multiple years of experience in diabetes self-management training. They will work with patients and health-care providers to create an individualized plan to help you manage your diabetes. 

For more information about our program, contact us at 907-212-7980 or toll free at 1-844-812-7980. A referral from your provider is required to schedule an appointment.