Sanford Bemidji Diabetes Clinic
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota is proud to provide the best in diabetes self-management education to the Bemidji community. Sanford's Diabetes Education Program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association, and focuses on providing you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take charge of your diabetes.
Your diabetes education team is made up of a multi-disciplinary group of certified health professionals, including registered dietitian/certified diabetes educators (CDE) and registered nurse/CDEs. Together, your CDE works with your care team to coordinate diabetes care that's just right for you, including glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy. Patients who participate in diabetes self-management programs usually have better control of their diabetes and fewer complications. Both individual and group sessions are offered at our center.
Topics we discuss include:
- Understanding diabetes by types
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Taking medication
- Problem solving
- Healthy coping
- Reducing risks
- Monitoring glucose
- Community resources available