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Diabetes education program

Our comprehensive inpatient and outpatient adult diabetes education program is designed to improve outcomes through better glycemic control and other healthy practices that enhance the quality of life for individuals living with diabetes. Our diabetic educators conduct individual education sessions for persons with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Individual and group sessions offered

For more information or to make a referral, please contact
Shannon Krueger, 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 is split among two weeks every month. The courses are offered every other Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Great Plains Health education center.

Who should attend: Newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 diabetes, 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 Shannon Krueger, diabetes educator, at 308.568.7524 or

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

About our educators

Diane Tobin, CDE, RD
Great Plains Health diabetes educator

Diane is a certified diabetes educator and registered dietician. With more than 10 years of diabetic education experience, Diane brings a wealth of knowledge to the diabetes education team.

Shannon Krueger, BSN
Great Plains Health diabetes educator

Shannon has a bachelor of science in nursing and has completed level one diabetes education certification. She has more than 12 years of nursing experience, mostly in the medical-surgical unit.

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