Diabetes, Prediabetes & Prevention Programs
A diabetes diagnosis can be difficult to handle, with many more questions than answers. Reedsburg Area Medical Center is here to provide you and your family the support you deserve.
For more information please call 608-524-6477.
The good news is that a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.
Health4U is a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program here at Reedsburg Area Medical Center that can help you make these lifestyle changes.
The CDC estimates that through this program, you can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% (71% if you’re over age 60).
Highlights of the program include:
Please contact Sandra Jewel for more information or to register - firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-768-6243.
And visit the Health 4 U page here.
For more information on diabetes prevention, visit the CDC's web site or talk to your provider.
CDC About National Diabetes Prevention
RAMC Physicians Group has an American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program.
Diabetes is a complex disease that requires ongoing self-management by patients. Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) is an evidence-based service associated with improved diabetes knowledge and self-care behaviors, lower weight, lower hemoglobin A1c, and improved quality of life. DSMES services are provided by a Diabetes Educator, a health professional with comprehensive knowledge of the prevention and management of diabetes.
These DSMES services are available for all persons living with diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or prediabetes. Services are individualized to the needs of the person living with diabetes. Our Diabetes Educators work with patients to establish goals for self-management, which may include:
The American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, outline four critical points of time to receive DSMES services:
These DSMES services are covered by Medicare and most commercial insurances.
If you are interested in seeing one of our Diabetic Educators or learning more about our DSMES services, please contact your primary care provider. Your provider can determine whether a referral would be appropriate for you.
To obtain more information about diabetes, you may visit the ADA website at https://www.diabetes.org/
NOTE - The Integrated Diabetes Care Program is currently on hold. If you are interested in participating in this program in the future, please call Betsy VanEtten at 608-768-6141. She will call you when the next program date is announced.
Unlike many healthcare facilities in the country, RAMC has brought together an entire team of healthcare professionals to create a unique, individualized approach to diabetes care.
Every member of the team has the same goal – patient-centered, individualized care with a navigation-type approach to help you every step of the way.
Six, 1.5-hour Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEED) workshops are offered to program participants and their families (or other support member). They are led by certified peer facilitators and focus on key topics, like:
The next Diabetes Integrated Care Program can accommodate just 50 RAMC patients. If you’re interested in learning more, you’re encouraged to call soon. Betsy VanEtten, the referral/scheduling coordinator, can be reached at 608-768-6141.