Living Well with Diabetes is a complete education program nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for quality patient education. The ADA recommends people with diabetes take a series of classes totaling at least 10 hours, followed with one to two hours of diabetes education every year after that. The Living Well with Diabetes series of classes includes:
- The introductory class to the series, Survival Skills, is offered during the day on a weekly basis
- After Survival Skills, the series continues with classes offered during the day or in the evenings
- An opportunity to learn the “whys” and “how-tos” of living a healthy life with diabetes
- Fourteen hours of complete diabetes education divided over several days
- Small groups
Carbohydrate Counting for Diabetes provides updated information about how food affects blood sugars, as well as instruction on meal planning based on carb counting.
Gestational Diabetes is taught to expectant mothers. The instruction covers what gestational diabetes is, diet needs and how to monitor blood sugars. An individual follow-up appointment is scheduled with a Registered Dietitian.
Cholesterol Consultations consist of general heart healthy eating information presented in a group setting by our Healthy Heart group. Consultations follow the American Heart Association’s nutritional recommendations and guidelines. Topics include: dining out tips, decreasing saturated/fat intake, sodium, defining lab values, and incorporating soy and omega-3 fatty acids into your daily plan.
Costs for classes and individual instruction may be partially covered by some insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid (DSHS). We encourage you to contact your insurance company or Medicare for verification of your benefits.
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center can bill your insurance company directly. If you have any questions about your bill, please contact the Finance Department at 612-543-2758. For financial counseling, please call 612-543-2544.
For more information please call (612) 543-2500.