Diabetes Self-Management Program-Valley Home Care
The Valley Home Care (VHC) Diabetes Self-Management Program is a 4-week course with 2-hour meetings once a week for people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or those who would like help managing their diabetes. Each participant is invited to bring a family member or guest for support. Prior to participating in the program, registrants must compete a 1-hour individual assessment with a diabetes educator.
VHC’s Diabetes Self-Management Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. VHC’s program offers high-quality diabetes self-management education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The program provides a complete educational experience based on the needs of the patient and the recommendations of the patient’s physician.
Diabetes educators and nutritionist work together with the patient’s physician, informing the physician of any changes to the patient’s condition. Upon completion of the program, there will be a follow up assessment to ensure that patients have the tools they need to stay healthy and successfully manage their diabetes.
Many insurance companies, including Medicare will cover this program as a benefit to their subscribers. The out of pocket costs for the program will depend on the policy coverage and any limitations.
Sample Program Outline:
The program takes 9 hours complete. This includes the 1 hour assessment and four 2 hour class sessions. The follow is the class format:
*Diabetes knowledge and self-management skills assessment.
*Learning to live with and mange diabetes.
*Diabetes disease process
*Monitoring and use of blood glucose results
*Dining out and heart-healthy eating
*Changing behavior, goal setting and problem solving
*Stress, coping and psychosocial adjustment
The Diabetes Self-Management Program meets throughout the year at the Dorothy B. Kraft Center in Paramus. For class dates and times or for more information about the program, please call (201) 291-6000, ext. 111-7080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Dorothy B. Kraft Center
15 Essex Road, Suite 301
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 291-6000, ext. 111-7080
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Disclaimer: This information came directly from the Valley Hospital Home Care pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information. I have never used the service so I have no opinion on it either yes or no to have it works.