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King’s Daughters offers comprehensive diabetes education free to individuals throughout our region. KDMC’s diabetes education program was recently awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association. 

“The ADA recognizes KDMC’s diabetes program in meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education,” said Tammy Denton, Center for Healthy Living coordinator. “We’ve achieved this recognition every year since October 2009.” 

Daily self-management of diabetes is key to the welfare of patients dealing with the disease, said Denton. “Through the support of our healthcare team and increased knowledge, patients can take a more active role in their diabetes management, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent some of the acute and chronic complications of the disease.” 

King’s Daughters diabetes education includes individual and group self-management classes offered by certified diabetes educators and a registered dietitian. All approved programs cover such topics as: 

  • Diabetes disease process
  • Nutritional management
  • Physical activity
  • Medications
  • Preventing, detecting, monitoring and treating acute and chronic complications of diabetes
  • Goal setting and problem solving
  • Psychological adjustment
  • Preconception care, management during pregnancy and gestational diabetes 

The outpatient diabetes education programs are free and open to all. King’s Daughters Diabetes Education Center offers appointments Monday through Friday. A physician referral is required. 

The Center is located in Suite 430, Medical Plaza B, 613 23rd St., Ashland. Call (606) 408-1540 for more information.            

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