Capital Region Medical Center provides patients with proper education and resources to manage their diabetes diagnosis. For patients with diabetes, prediabetes, gestational diabetes or their caregivers, Capital Region paves the road for success.
The best way to improve your overall health is through healthy eating, and patients at Capital Region have access to one-on-one nutrition counseling with Lynn Grant, Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Those with Type I, Type II and Gestational Diabetes may get a referral for outpatient medical nutrition therapy, which is covered by some insurances for disease-specific diagnoses. To schedule, call 573.632.5152.
The Sam B. Cook Healthplex encourages and promotes exercise as a means for improving overall health while reducing the risk of chronic disease. Research shows that physical inactivity contributes to a variety of chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes and cancer. Through the Exercise as Medicine program, the Sam B. Cook Healthplex provides numerous services to improve your overall health while helping you feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer! The relaxed and friendly environment supports any fitness level and allows you to meet your personal wellness goals with expert supervision. Visit the Sam B. Cook Healthplex website to learn more. To join the fitness center, call 573-632-5634.
The Cole County Health Department offers free diabetes education classes. Patients must have Medicaid only or no insurance to qualify for the classes, and they may live outside of Cole County. Call 573.636.2181 to schedule.