One group attended group sessions (5 2-hour sessions held once a week). The other group used a free-form individual program with sessions available a la carte. Over a year’s time, those who had attended the group sessions lowered their A1Cs almost twice as much as those using the individual program. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people enroll in an ADA approved self management program. The diabetes self-management program at Sterling Regional MedCenter is an ADA recognized program which means the program has met all of the national standards as set forth by the American Diabetes Association to ensure excellence and quality. Taking Charge of Your Diabetes, a 5-week program is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 16th at 6 p.m. Medicare and other insurance plans may cover all or part of the cost of the program.
Diabetes self management program important to treatment – Journal Advocate