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Diabetes

Community Wellness & Education at Owensboro Health can help you successfully manage diabetes or make it less likely you’ll develop the condition. Through education and support from caring diabetes professionals, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to live healthier.

The Inbalance Diabetes Education Program

The Inbalance Diabetes Education Program is a comprehensive program designed to provide patients with the knowledge and skills to manage their diabetes successfully. The Inbalance team consists of registered nurses and dietitians who are specially trained as Certified Diabetes Educators.
The American Diabetes Association recognizes the program for meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Services are covered by most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Each patient’s diabetes learning needs and interests will be assessed during their first visit. A blood glucose monitor and instruction on its use will be provided as needed. Patients may then be scheduled for individual appointments or group classes depending on their needs and the requirements of their insurance.

Learn more about The Inbalance Diabetes Education Program.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Today, approximately 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes, yet 9 out of 10 of these adults do not know they have it because pre-diabetes often has no symptoms.

Pre-diabetes is often a precursor to diabetes, but it can be reversed.  You can cut your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by losing 5% to 7% of your body weight and increasing your physical activity.  And you don’t have to do this alone.  Owensboro Health is proud to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) with trained DPP coaches to help guide and encourage you.

The Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based lifestyle change program created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

"I have always struggled with my weight and my blood sugar roller coaster. During the course, I've been given practical information, received amazing support, and experienced weight loss! The classes are informative and helped me overcome the stumbling blocks I faced trying to live a healthier life." - current DPP participant

During the class, you will learn simple changes for lowering your risk.  Topics include:

  • Healthier eating and improving food choices
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Reducing stress
  • Staying motivated
  • Using strategies to maintain weight loss

Classes meet once a week for an hour.  After the first 16 weekly sessions, you will have at least six monthly follow-up sessions to help you stay motivated and maintain your healthy lifestyle. 

Classes are offered a various Owensboro Health locations.  Start by attending a free informational session. 

For more information contact Amy Turley by calling 270-688-4459.

Learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program.

Diabetes Education Services

  • Individualized Meal Planning
  • Blood Glucose Monitor Instruction
  • Gestational Diabetes Education
  • Pre-Diabetes Education
  • Certified Insulin Pump Training
  • Training on Injectable Diabetes Medications
  • Self-Care Education Including:
    • -Increasing Physical Activity
    • - Managing Blood Glucose
    • - Preventing Long-Term Complications
    • - Changing Behavior and Managing Stress

Diabetes Assessment

Over 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 1 out of 4 does not know that they have it. This Diabetes Assessment serves several purposes. If you don't have diabetes, the assessment will help you understand your risk for getting diabetes in the future. If you aren't sure whether or not you have diabetes now, it will help you better understand the likelihood, including symptoms and how you can be screened for diabetes.

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