Diabetes Management Program
Benefitted EKU employees and their covered dependents who are diagnosed with diabetes are eligible to participate in the Diabetes Management Program. This program is coordinated by Kentucky One Health. Participants completing required sessions with the Diabetes Educator receive their diabetic supplies at no cost.
A Diabetes Educator is available most Monday's & Thursday's in Rowlette 114-walk-ins are welcome schedule permitting, OR to ensure the time that best fits your schedule, call 859-313-2393 or by email.
New program participants must attend a 1 hour initial session. Schedule your appointment by calling 859-313-2393 or by email.
At the initial session, a Diabetes Educator will provide:
- an individualized diabetes assessment, weigh in and A1C as needed
- explain the Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) required to receive benefits
Individual Follow Up Sessions
Individual follow up sessions will be planned by employee at their convenience at their initial session, by calling 859-313-2393 or by email.
Participants must attend one per quarter to continue to receive benefits.
At the follow up session:
- bring your log book and meter
- write down and bring questions you have
- take sheet given by diabetes educator to HR to continue to receive benefits
Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME)
All classes are one hour per week for eight (8) weeks. Participants must attend 6 of 8 sessions to receive benefits.
Where: Library 201
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 11:00am & 2:30pm
Next class starts April 3, 2017 and is filling up quickly. Schedule your appointment today to get signed up by calling 859-313-2393 or by email.
DSME class content sessions:
Week 1: Define Diabetes/Pathophysiology / Behavior Goal importance
Week 2: Nutrition – Carb; portion control/ plate method/ hand method
Week 3: Blood Sugar Testing (SMBG goal)
Week 4: Carb Counting / Behavior Goal setting
Week 5: Carb Counting
Week 6: Acute chronic complications/sick days
Week 7: Heart healthy nutrition
Week 8: Exercise / Behavior Goal setting
ALTERNATE CLASS SITE AND TIMES AT SAINT JOSEPH BEREA and SAINT JOSEPH EAST ARE AVAILABLE. This is a 3 class series and can be a substitute for the above weekly DSME sessions. Ask the diabetes educator if interested.
Monthly Nutrition Tidbits Meeting
Open to all interested employees/dependents.
Where: Library 201
When: During Lunch Break (12-1)
February 23 & 27:
March 27 & 30:
April 24 & 27:
May 22 & 25:
(Session topics and dates subject to change based on need and/or re-assessment)