Taking care of diabetes is a challenging job. The Fond du Lac Diabetes Education Program feels that it’s important for people living with diabetes to get the help and support that they need to successfully live with this disease. We offer a team to help you live with diabetes, including your medical providers, nurses, dietitians, and fitness trainers. We encourage you to contact a member of your diabetes team at any time that you need help in managing your diabetes. We also recognize that the need for education and support is ongoing, whether you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes or have had diabetes for many years.
You may find other sources of support for taking care of your diabetes. This may include things like your family and friends, joining an exercise or fitness club, attending faith-based or cultural activities, or reading about diabetes and finding online diabetes resources.
The FDL diabetes program offers monthly groups at Min No Aya Win (MNAW) and the Center for American Indian Resources (CAIR) to provide ongoing education and support for those who have diabetes. These groups are led by a member of the diabetes team. A different topic is discussed each month, with the opportunity to meet others who also have diabetes.
“Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn” meets from 12-1:00 pm one Tuesday a month in the Clara Smith Room at MNAW or one Thursday a month in the Duluth Room at CAIR. Call Amanda for more information or to register at 878-2122. A light lunch is provided. Bring your water bottle.