The Diabetes managements Center provides Diabetes Self-management Training through classroom and individual instruction. The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program has recognized the Capital Region Diabetes management Center as meeting the National Standards for diabetes self-management training.
Classes are held in the morning, afternoon and evening to accommodate both participants and their families.
Individual appointments are also available in the event that prescheduled class times will not work, or when special attention is needed.
Classes are conducted in three, short sessions with time to practice in between. Because adults learn best with repetition and it takes on average three weeks to make a lifestyle change, this class format ensures optimal success.
The focus of the DMC classes is to teach participants not what they can't do but what they can do to be healthy. Much of the nutrition information is focused on counting carbs and creating flexible meal plans that can accommodate hectic schedules. On average, participants who come to the DMC lose about seven pounds from the beginning of class to the eight-week follow-up session.
Educator and Nurses
Capital Region's Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered
Nurses and Registered Dietitians use an interdisciplinary approach to nutrition, foot care, eye care,
behavior/change management, dental care and exercise. Educators work with those
living with diabetes and their families in both group and individual settings.
Leota Maag, RN, BSN, CDE
Leota is a graduate of Truman State University with a BS in Nursing. She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 1996 and has been active in diabetes education and a member of American Association of Diabetes Educators since 1987. Leota has worked in Columbia, MO, Tulsa, OK, and Joliet, IL before coming to CRMC. Leota is a certified pump trainer and enjoys DMC teamworking with patients in both group and individual settings.
Carol joined the DMC team as Office Coordinator in June 2003. She attended Lincoln University and has been employed with CRMC since 1981. Carol coordinates scheduling, insurance verification, billing and other functions for the Diabetes Management Center.
Provide the patient with self-management skills
Maximize the effectiveness of medical treatment
Inform patients about the latest in diabetes treatment
Encourage daily activity and a healthy lifestyle
Reduce the risk of the long-term complication of diabetes
How to Get Started
The Diabetes Management Center requires a physician order for
participation. Community physicians will continue to follow their patients as
always in their offices, but can refer them to the Diabetes Management Center
for comprehensive diabetes self-management training. The Diabetes Management
Center sends reports to the physicians so they will know that patients have
attended classes and set self-care goals.
Are You at Risk?
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