Diabetes Solution

Our Mission Statement

Hays Medical Center's mission is to provide quality, comprehensive diabetes self-management education. We believe that education is the key to empowering the individual with diabetes to better manage their disease.

We realize it takes the support of a diabetes team (primary physician, diabetes educator, dietician, exercise physiologist, behavioral health advisor, care partner, etc.) to achieve optimal control of their diabetes.

Our Goals
  • For participants to become active in their own care and diabetes management
  • To provide avenues to be successful in achieving self-management goals
  • The program will focus on the national standards of care according to the AADE and ADA
  • To provide interactive learning and up to date information on diabetes self management
  • To provide education to the caregivers so they feel comfortable in being a part of the support team (Care partners are encouraged to join patients at no additional charge.)
Class Content
  1. What is Diabetes?
  2. Healthy Eating
  3. Being Active(Exercise)
  4. Monitoring your blood sugars
  5. Diabetes medications
  6. Problem Solving (What to do when your glucose is high or low, sick days, etc.)
  7. Reducing Risks (Complications)
  8. Healthy Coping
Available Diabetes Educational Services

A comprehensive program which consists of two, 5 hour sessions. (see class content)

Also available:

  1. Private consultation with a certified diabetes educator for diabetes education, insulin starts, medication adjustments, pump starts, etc.
  2. One on one consultation with a dietician for medical nutrition
  3. Gestational diabetes education classes