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Diabetes management program

Certified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the GPHealth diabetes management program is designed to improve outcomes for individuals living with diabetes. In addition to serving diabetes patients in the healthcare setting, our diabetes educators conduct individual outpatient education sessions for persons living with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes and group classes for those living with Type 2.

1 in 11 Americans lives with diabetes.
The key to effective diabetes management is a continuous quest for knowledge and a passion for quality of life.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Jeni Neighbors, certified diabetes educator, at 308.568.7524 or

Type 2
Diabetes self-management education sessions

Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is recognized as a fundamental component of diabetes care. In this interactive group session, diabetes educators help patients acquire the knowledge, information, self-care practices, coping skills and attitudes required for the effective self-management of their diabetes.

The course content is split between two weeks every month and offered at the Great Plains Health education center, just inside the main hospital entrance:

  • The second and fourth Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • The first and third Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Who should attend: Newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 diabetes who have been referred by their healthcare provider, patients who have had a recent change in medication or have been re-hospitalized as a result of diabetes complications.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Jeni Neighbors, certified diabetes educator, at 308.568.7524 or Physicians may refer patients through Epic or by faxing the diabetes education referral form to 308.568.8609.

Week one content

  • Diabetes disease process & treatment options
  • Monitoring blood glucose and other parameters
  • Medications
  • Acute complications
  • Emergency preparedness

Week two content

  • Nutrition & carbohydrate counting
  • Physical activity
  • Strategies to promote health and behavior change
  • Chronic complications
  • Coping with stress

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