Classes and Services at Samaritan Diabetes Center
Samaritan Diabetes Center offers a number of classes and programs to help patients control their diabetes. Medicare and private health insurances often cover the cost of these diabetes classes.
Outpatient Diabetes Education
Our outpatient education is offered at:
- Woodbury Drive offices, located at 80 East Woodbury Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45415. We have a spacious classroom and rooms for individual instruction on the lower level of the building shared with Samaritan Sleep Center. Diabetes education classes are offered during the day, in the evening, and on Saturdays.
Patients are encouraged to bring a family member or caregiver with them to class for no additional charge. We use a group discussion format for classes. Participants are encouraged to talk about diabetes and learn from each other as well as from the educator.
In collaboration with the Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Services Department, Samaritan Diabetes Center also offers “Get Moving Again!”—an eight week, twice-weekly diabetes exercise program. The program teaches participants how to monitor blood sugar and blood pressure while gradually building an exercise regimen. At the end of the program, participants are eligible for a low-cost monthly membership to the GSNHC fitness facility, where the program is held.
Outpatient classes at Samaritan Diabetes Center include:
- Brush-Up Class is available by appointment for people who want updated information on new developments in diabetes education and treatments.
- Diabetes Education Group Class is a series of four group classes for people newly diagnosed with diabetes or those who have not attended a class for more than one year.
- Diabetes One-Day Blitz Class is offered on Saturdays, for people who want information quickly.
- Gestational Diabetes Class is for pregnant women to learn about diet, exercise, medication and blood sugar monitoring.
- Insulin Pump Class is for people who are considering using an insulin pump or those who use a pump and want more information on carbohydrate counting and medications.
- One-on-one sessions are available with a Registered Nurse Educator and/or a Registered Dietitian Educator.
Please call (937) 734-6180 for additional information or to register for a class.
Inpatient Diabetes Education
Samaritan Diabetes Center provides diabetes education to patients admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital. The inpatient educator provides basic diabetes care information to newly diagnosed patients and assists with referral for outpatient education after discharge.
Patients with uncontrolled blood sugar levels are also assessed by the inpatient educator.
High blood sugar can interfere with the immune system and make the patient more vulnerable to infections. Research shows that an early and aggressive approach to the management of high blood sugars in the hospital may produce better outcomes and reduce excessive hospital stays.
Samaritan Diabetes Center partners with Premier Community Health to offer health screenings throughout the community. Screenings are available at a variety of locations in the Miami Valley area. For more information, contact CareFinders at 1-877-GSH-Well, or search online.
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