Take charge of your diabetes. Reduce complications. Improve your life.
We know that living with diabetes requires the need to make certain life adjustments. With the right tools at your fingertips, diabetes does not have to control you. It is a manageable condition.
The program at Windom Area Hospital is accredited by the American Diabetes Education and focuses on providing you the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and take charge of your diabetes.
Your diabetes education team consists of a multidisciplinary group of certified health professionals:
- Registered Dietician
- Diabetic Educator
- Registered Nurses
Together we will work with your health team to coordinate diabetes care that is just right for you, including glucose monitoring, PO medication, insulin therapy, insulin pump therapy and CGM (continuous glucose monitoring).
We provide individual sessions that include behavior modification and goal setting towards:
- Understanding diabetes by type
- Eating healthy
- Being active
- Taking medications
- Solving problems
- Coping in a healthy way
- Reducing risk
- Glucose monitoring
- Glucose graphing and data reporting
These sessions also provide you with community resource information and additional support that you will find helpful.
Diabetes education is frequently paid for, either partially of in full, by most insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider for specific benefit information. A physician referral is required by all insurers.
Some insurance companies allow for annual education on diabetes care. It is recommended to ask about additional education when you visit your doctor or other health care clinician during your regular check-ups.
Windom Area Hospital holds a monthly support group from October – May. Click here for more information.
For more information on Windom Area Hospital’s diabetic program, classes and support groups, please contact Priscilla Comnick, RN & Diabetic Educator, at 507-831-2400 or 507-427-2700.
Diabetes Support Group
Diabetes Support Group
The Diabetes Support Group is an education and support series for people with diabetes, or for anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes. This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at either the Windom Area Hospital (February, April, May, October, December), or the Mt. Lake Public Library (January, March, November). The support series features an education component, a time to share personal experiences and a question/answer session. For additional information contact Priscilla Comnick at Windom Area Hospital at 831-2400 or Sheri Stevens at Sanford Windom Clinic at 507-831-2223.
2016/2017 Support Group Schedule
October 4th- “How to Stay Healthy with Diabetes” by Pricilla Comnick, RN/DE. Held at Windom Area Hospital’s Small Conference Room.
SPECIAL EVENT-Saturday, November 12th- World Diabetes Day! Brought to you by the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation. Booths, Food and Cooking Stations. Location: Windom Hy-VeeWorld Diabetes Day Flyer (PDF)
December 6th- “Diabetes Programs & Medicare Guidelines” By: Diana Madsen, MN River Area Agency on Aging. Held at Windom Area Hospital’s Small Conference Room.
January 2017- No Meeting in January
February 7th- “All You Want to Know About Vitamins” Speaker TBA. Held at Windom Area Hospital’s Cafeteria
March 7th- “Future of Smart technology and Apps” By: Priscilla Comnick, RN/DE. Held at Mt. Lake Public Library.
April 4th- “Keys to Healthy Eyes” TBA, Held at Windom Area Hospital’s Large Conference Room.
May 2nd- “Summer Safety-Exercising and the Heat” By: Rachael Fast, RN. Held at Mt. Lake Public Library.
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Dietician available by appointment for outpatient services. Physician referral is required.
Contact Denise Gilbertson, our Nutritional Services Manager at 831-0639 for more information.