Individual Appointments & Classes
Help for Managing Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not make and/or properly use insulin. Insulin is the hormone that helps the body use glucose (sugar), your body’s major source of fuel. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many more are unaware that they are at high risk. Proper diabetes management can help prevent complications, such as kidney and eye disease, circulation problems, and may also reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Cascade Health offers group classes, individual appointments, support groups and resources to help you manage your disease.
Consider meeting with a nurse and dietitian. Individual appointments normally last 60 to 90 minutes, depending on whether you’ll be starting or needing assistance for insulin administration.
Diabetes Group Classes
Classes can be taken as a complete series or individually and are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings to fit your schedule. Topics include:
- Diabetes: What is it? Why do I have it? (2.5 hours)
- What can I eat? (2.5 hours)
- Diabetes: preventing complications (2 hours)
- Heart healthy nutrition (2 hours)
Cascade Health offers monthly support groups for those who have participated in our program. Days and times may change, so we encourage you to check our calendar. Download a diabetes education registration form and food log.
“Everyone I encountered at the center was very friendly and welcoming. They also seem to get along well with each other and create a harmonious atmosphere. It is a pleasant place to visit. My sessions were informal and conversational, rather than clinical. Talking to Jacque and Kirsten is like talking to friends who happen to have the information I need. They are both very knowledgeable and effective in educating about diabetics, so we can take better care of ourselves. I am definitely a big fan of Cascade Health and the service you provide!”