Diabetes Education at The Christ Hospital Health Network
The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program provides you with tools and support to more effectively manage prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes. We will partner with you to develop a self-care plan to manage your blood glucose levels and incorporate healthy habits into your daily living.
The Christ Hospital has been recognized for high-quality diabetes education by the American Diabetes Association for more than 20 years and follows the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Services.
Our services are offered at convenient locations around Greater Cincinnati—including Fort Wright, Green Township, Liberty Township, Miami Township, Mt. Auburn, and Red Bank.
Diabetes education is also available through telemedicine – either by phone or video visit.
Prediabetes is a serious health issue that causes your blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. People with prediabetes are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to serious health complications like heart disease and stroke.
Many people with prediabetes may not show any symptoms, which is why it’s important to talk to your doctor about whether prediabetes testing should be included in your annual wellness care.
We offer group and individual education sessions to teach you about better blood sugar management, including:
Blood glucose levels in non-diabetes, prediabetes, and diabetes
Difference between prediabetes and diabetes
Reducing risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
If you have diabetes, our Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists work with you to better manage your condition. We help you set goals and learn habits that will enable you to live an active, healthy life.
Our comprehensive education program starts with a one-hour assessment to determine how familiar you are with your condition and the care it requires for optimal health. We then work with you to create an individualized program based on your specific health needs.
We offer instruction to help you:
Monitor blood sugar levels
Plan and prepare nutritious meals
Understand the benefits of being physically active
Effectively use data management
Self-administer insulin injections
Select and use a glucose monitoring device (CGM)
Choose and use an insulin pump.
Ongoing support is offered as you deal with any issues or concerns that arise during your care.
A written referral from your doctor is required to participate in all education. Appointments can be scheduled by you or by your physician's office. Services are available Monday through Friday. Evening hours may be available at certain locations.
Contact 513-585-1218 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Many health insurance plans, including Medicare, cover diabetes self-management education for gestational, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. We recommend that you confirm your coverage before scheduling your first appointment.
Nutrition Counseling for prediabetes is billable to insurance, but coverage varies. We encourage you to verify education benefits with your individual carrier. A discount is available for those choosing self-pay.