The DMC Sinai-Grace Diabetes Outpatient Education Program consists of classes and education to help people with diabetes better understand, manage and cope with the disease. The program is certified by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the American Diabetes Association.
The program provides information on:
- Diabetes medications
- Diet and nutrition, including food label reading
- Self-management training
- Stress and healthy coping skills
Participants enter the program with a doctor’s prescription, attend an assessment appointment to have their learning needs identified, then schedule their classes.
“Diabetic Connection” Class
“Diabetic Connection” is Sinai-Grace Hospital's diabetes group classes availalble in the morning, afternoon or evening. To enter the program, call 313-966-3150.
Program sessions are as follows.
Session one focuses on meal planning. Topics consist of:
- Review of meal plan
- Meal portions and timing
- Carbohydrates, fats and proteins
- Limiting salt and fat
Session two focuses on the diabetes basics – what it is, how it is measured, how it is treated. Topics are:
- What is diabetes?
- High and low blood sugars
Session three provides the wisdom to not let diabetes control your life. Topics include:
- Label reading, including practice sessions with instruction
- Eating out
- Fast food
- Sick days
Session four provides you with the skills necessary to create a long-term diabetes management plan. Topics include:
- Stress management, coping and spirituality
- Health promotion
- Setting goals and changing behavior
For more information about the Sinai-Grace Diabetes Education Program, call 313-966-3150. For information about making an appointment with a Sinai-Grace diabetes educator, visit our Diabetes Appointment Scheduling page.