Today, people with diabetes can benefit dramatically from new
ways of managing diabetes that were unknown even a decade ago.
Equipped with this knowledge, those with diabetes can expect to
enjoy life to the fullest.
Through Diabetes Education
at Munson Healthcare, we're helping those with diabetes maintain
their rich and active lifestyles. Because the impact of the disease
extends far beyond its physical aspects, we focus on the whole
person. Our program addresses the educational and emotional needs
of those with diabetes.
The pediatric diabetes team from Children's
Hospital of Michigan travels to various sites to provide free
clinics for children with diabetes. Munson
Medical Center is proud to host the clinic once a year. The
clinic is sponsored by the Michigan
A nurse practitioner specializing in the care and management of
persons with diabetes is available to help control diabetes. Care
is individualized and coordinated with your primary care provider.
Services include medication adjustment, intensive insulin therapy
(pump and injections), and problem solving to address issues affecting
control. A referral is preferred. For more
information, contact Munson's Diabetes Education & Clinic at (231) 935-8200
Education on diabetes will provide you with the knowledge and
skills necessary to control your diabetes.
Education is offered via group classes or on an
individual basis. Topics include understanding diabetes, exercise,
nutrition, medications for diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia,
foot care, insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, and
Preregistration is required, and there are
some costs associated with this service. Referral from a physician
is required for insurance reimbursement. For more information,
contact Diabetes Education at (231) 935-8200
Education is offered at the following locations:
For a listing of available diabetes classes:
Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative