Diabetes Education

NATIVE HEALTH provides pre-diabetes and diabetes counseling, healthy living education and support to patients with pre-diabetes, diabetes and their families.

Individual sessions include an assessment, education and an individualized plan of care. The goal of diabetes education is to empower those with pre-diabetes and diabetes to learn self-care strategies and goal setting, which helps prevent the long term complications of diabetes by optimizing blood glucose control and diabetes self-management skills.
Diabetes education specifically includes assistance with the following:

  • Blood glucose testing and problem solving
  • Controlling high or low blood glucose levels
  • Information about carbohydrates, portion control, meal planning, and carbohydrate counting
  • Understanding diabetes medications, insulin, and how they work
  • Weight management strategies and exercise
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

Because diabetes is a complex chronic disease that requires continued medical care and ongoing support, patients benefit from care coordination with the NATIVE HEALTH Care team, and by using the “standards of care,” which includes regular lab tests and exams for prevention and the early detection and treatment of diabetes complications.

Native Health Phoenix has Diabetes workshops every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at NATIVE HEALTH Central. These sessions are FREE for anyone who is interested in learning more about Diabetes, how to prevent/manage the condition and healthy living. Topics include: Healthy eating, reducing risk, medications, stress management, among others. Each participant who completes four consecutive sessions will receive and indigenous food box. For more information  the workshops please call Amber at (602) 279-5262, ext. 3314 or email atso@nachci.com

To schedule an appointment with the Certified Diabetes Educator  at NATIVE HEALTH Central call (602) 279-5262 or at NHW Community Health Center, please call (602) 279-5351.