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2014 Diabetes Education

Working together to improve the wellness of people with diabetes and prevent diabetes in those at risk. Diabetes is a serious, lifelong disease. We are here to partner with you to reduce your risk for complications and effectively self-manage diabetes. Group classes and one-on-one education are available.

Group classes are designed to provide basic and advanced education on diabetes self-management. One-on-one education is for individualized diet and meal planning instruction, blood glucose monitoring (proper technique ensures accuracy of results and using the results to adjust lifestyle as appropriate) and insulin administration. Counseling for weight loss and lifestyle modification also available. Diabetes class topics include:

  • Understanding what diabetes is and how it is diagnosed
  • Making healthy food choices and meal planning
  • Safely incorporating physical activity to improve blood sugar control
  • Blood sugar monitoring, what causes blood sugars to rise and fall, and how to manage fluctuations
  • Protecting eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves, kidneys and feet

January 7, 14, 21, 28 or March 4, 11, 18, 25
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Westlake Family Health Center, 26908
Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
Group meetings on 3rd Floor
Individual meetings on 1st Floor
RSVP: 440-827-5335

Group classes or individualized instruction are generally billed to insurance providers.

If you lack insurance coverage for diabetes education, you may still be able to receive services if you qualify.

We are a Medicare provider. A physician referral is required


Basic Skill Class

Do you have diabetes, but lack coverage for diabetes education? If you answered yes to either one of these then you may be appropriate for our Basic Diabetes S kills Class series.

This allows all of those who wish to learn more an affordable way to gain very basic, but important “survival-level” information that can be useful as an introduction to pre-diabetes, diabetes self-care, or as a review. This program is designed for those who do not have insurance benefits that cover education on how to prevent diabetes or how to manage existing diabetes.

Call 440-827-5341 - Extension 1
for class availability
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Westlake Family Health Center, 26908
Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
Group meetings on 3rd Floor
Individual meetings on 1st Floor
RSVP: 440-827-5335


#1525 Diabetes Exercise Program

Do you have diabetes and need to lose weight or gain better control of your blood sugar? If so, perhaps our Diabetes Exercise Program is right for you?

  • Group exercise and learning make it a fun experience for all.
  • Medically supervised environment to ensure you get the results you want, but in a safe manner.
  • Individualized exercise plan allows for continued results after program completion.
  • Eight-week program includes two weekly sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call for times and availability. Each session begins with a short group learning experience that includes relevant topics such as diabetes care, nutrition, and fitness.

SJMC Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

For registration, pricing or questions call 440-250-2042
Services are not billed to insurance


Diabetes Education Day

More Ways to Manage Diabetes: Using Technology to Stay Motivated and on Track with your Diabetes Care

#1526 DeAna Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CDE, Coordinator, Diabetes Education Program Michele Hiatt, RD, LD, SJMC Outpatient Dietician
9:30 a.m.

Would you like ongoing and free support to help stay on top of your diabetes care after you’ve completed one-on-one or group diabetes education and skills training? Are you aware of the latest tools people are using to get quick, reliable answers to their questions, stay motivated and track and record their diabetes care information? Diabetes is a challenging disease to stay on top of and it takes up a lot of time. Technology has become more user friendly and more and more are people are taking advantage of the conveniences offered. If you aren’t aware of all that is available, you could be missing out! Join us as we show how those of all ages and preferences are more conveniently getting the support they want to help keep their diabetes in control.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Westlake Recreation Center
28955 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: Program is free
Open to Community


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