Intensive Diabetes Self-Management Education

About the Program:

HealthSource of Ohio’s Intensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is designed to assist patients develop strategies to better manage their diabetes. The Program, accredited through the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES), is based off the Diabetes 7 Self-Care Behaviors for managing diabetes.

Sessions: Individual, Group, & Telehealth

The Diabetes Program has three options for diabetes education: individual, group, or virtual sessions. The diabetes team and HealthSource of Ohio clinicians work together to help patients determine which sessions work best for them, also taking time and insurance preferences into consideration.

Individual Sessions:

  • Patient receives a diabetes education binder with tools & resources to assist them with managing their diabetes
  • 2-6 sessions depending on need
  • Most sessions last between 45 minutes – 1 hour

Group Sessions:

  • Patients receive a diabetes education binder with tools & resources to assist them with managing their diabetes
  • 1 initial individual session & 5 group sessions
  • Sessions last 90 minutes and occur every other week
  • Group activities include meal planning with food models, dining out activities, & chair exercises with resistant bands

Patient Testimonials:

  • “Everyone who gets diagnosed should have classes like this. There are so many people out there that don’t get offered classes and have no clue what to do.”
  • “Donna made the whole process enjoyable.”
  • “All my questions and concerns were answered with kindness.”
  • “These classes showed me how to take care of myself and to make heathier choices.”

Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

Donna Messinger, RN

HealthSource Batavia Family Practice, New Richmond Family Practice, & Loveland Family Practice