Diabetes Prevention Program
Developed by the CDC, the Diabetes Prevention Program at Olympic Medical Center focuses on making and maintaining lifestyle changes to help you lose weight, eat healthy and be more active whether you're at risk for prediabetes/diabetes or simply want to improve your health.
- Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
First Session: January 6, 2016
- OMC Lower Level Conference Area
939 Caroline Street, Port Angeles
- 16 weeks plus 6 follow-up sessions
- $160 registration/class fee
- Facilitated by Vicki Everrett, RD, CDE, Diabetes Education Coordinator, Olympic Medical Center
- To enroll or for more information, please call (360) 417-7125.
Diabetes Education Program
Education is available for newly diagnosed and previously diagnosed people interested in the latest information. You will meet individually with a nurse/diabetes educator, and then either attend group classes or complete additional one-on-one appointments with a nurse or dietitian educator.
Topics may include the following:
- Meal planning: carbohydrate counting, weight management, low-fat meals, dining out, and more
- Medication and insulin instruction
- Exercise guidelines
- Goal setting
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Risk management and complication prevention
- Psychosocial support
- Insulin pump therapy
Work with Your Physician
A referral is required from a physician for you to enter the program. We work with you and your physician to design the best training program to meet your needs.
We are an American Diabetes Association recognized program that meets national standards for self-management education. Our experienced team of certified diabetes educators (CDE) and registered dietitians (RD) are qualified and eager to help you reach your goals.
Our team recognizes the value of a support system in the management of diabetes. We welcome you to bring a family member or friend to attend your programs with you.
You may be eligible for partial or full insurance coverage. Please contact your insurance company to verify your coverage level. Medicare patients are eligible for 10 hours of initial instruction and two hours every year after that.
If you are interested in our Program or for more information, please call us at (360) 417-7125. Diabetes Education is available in both Port Angeles and Sequim.