Diabetes Care

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Diabetes Care

Learn to live well with diabetes

When you discover that you have diabetes, learning to manage and live with the disease can seem overwhelming at first. Freeman Diabetes Education can help with training provided by professional diabetes educators, including a registered dietitian and registered nurse. Freeman is the only local hospital with diabetes educators that are certified through National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators and certified insulin pump trainers. Our education program includes a 1-on-1 interview, comprehensive classes and individualized counseling. Diabetes education is covered by Medicare Part B insurance and most private insurance.

Tips for healthy living with diabetes

Diabetes-friendly recipes 

We focus on

  • Diabetes overview
  • Taking medication
  • Monitoring blood sugar
  • Meal planning
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Reducing risks (complications)
  • Coping and problem-solving
  • Tools to help you live with diabetes

Benefits of diabetes education

  • Improved blood sugar levels
  • Reduction in complications
  • Weight loss
  • Fewer hospitalizations
  • Healthier lifestyle

Additional services

  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Annual education review
  • Patient training on insulin use and injection
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Gestational diabetes guidance
  • Healthy eating lifestyle class for patients at-risk of diabetes
  • Nutrition consultation for patients without diabetes
  • Support group

Visit Freeman Health Essentials for all your diabetes supplies needs, including diabetic supplies, shoes and compression hose.

Freeman Diabetes Education

1532 W. 32nd St., Suite 202
Joplin, MO

113 W. Hickory St.
Neosho, MO