For Patients

Diabetes and Nutrition

The Diabetes Education, Advocacy and Resource Services (D.E.A.R. Services) is an education service unique to Northwest Health Services.

Diabetes is a complex disease that requires daily self-management – making healthy food choices, staying physically active, monitoring your blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed. It is also important to talk regularly with your diabetes care team to problem solve, reduce risks for complications and cope with lifestyle changes.

Our diabetes management services provide qualified staff to educate and create personalized plans for individuals living with diabetes. These services give individuals the resources, education, empowerment and support they need to be successful with self-management of diabetes.

Meet Our Educators

Registered Dietitian: Merri Leach, MPH, RD, LD

Program Coordinator: Tara Stevenson, RN, BSN, CDE

FREE Diabetes Learning Sessions

APRIL DATES:

April 4, 2019 @1pm Diabetes 101

April 11, 2019 @ 1pm Activity/Medications

April 18, 2019 @ 1pm Risk Reduction

April 25, 2019 @ 1pm Coping/Problem Solving

 

MAY DATES:

May 2, 2019 @ 1pm – Diabetes/PreDM 101

May 13, 2019 @ 1pm – Basic Nutrition

May 16, 2019 @ 1pm – Activity & Medications

May 23, 2019 @ 1pm – Reduce the Risks

May 30, 2019 @ 1pm – Problem Solving & Coping

 

JUNE DATES:

June 6, 2019 @ 1pm – Diabetes/PreDM 101

June 11, 2019 @ 1pm – Basic Nutrition

June 13, 2019 @ 1pm – Activity & Medications

June 20, 2019 @ 1pm – Reduce the Risks

June 27, 2019 @ 1pm – Problem Solving & Coping

 

All learning sessions are located at 2303 Village Dr. St. Joseph, MO 64506

Call 816-901-1013 to sign up today!

Session Calendars

None available at this time.