Human Services

Life With Diabetes Education Program

There are many things to learn about diabetes in order to live a healthy life. Our education program follows the curriculum set up by the American Diabetes Association. The program covers some of the following areas:

  • What Is Diabetes?
  • Learning to Live with Diabetes
  • The Basics of Eating
  • Food and Blood Sugar
  • Planning Meals
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Diabetes Medications
  • Monitoring Your Diabetes
  • Sick Day Care
  • Stress and Coping
  • Personal Health Habits
  • Long-Term Complications
  • Changing Behavior
  • Putting the Pieces Together

We want to help you pull all of this together to live a healthy life.

Educational Materials

Hemoglobin A1C
Blood Sugar Goals
Dental Care and Diabetes
What Is Diabetes?
Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Diabetes Medications
Sick Day Guidelines
Medical Waste - Needle Disposal

DIABETES EDUCATION IS OFFERED VIA INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS OR GROUP WORKSHOPS. INCENTIVES ARE GIVEN FOR COMPLETING THE PROGRAM AND ATTENDING WORKSHOPS.

  • Individual Appointments—We offer diabetes education appointments with Certified Diabetes Educators and Registered Dietitians at both Min No Aya Win and The Center for American Indian Resources. Completing the program usually involves 4-6 appointments. Yearly follow-up is recommended.
  • Group Workshops—Half day workshops featuring guest speakers on a variety of diabetes topics are offered at Min No Aya Win.

For more information contact Jennifer Hall at 878-2146.