MNOHS comprehensive Diabetes Education Program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. With more than 29 million people living with diabetes in the United States and a total medical cost of $176 billion, diabetes is a major and immediate threat to the health of the country and the productivity of its workforce. If diabetes is poorly controlled and managed, it can lead to additional medical problems and costs. MedNetOne Health Solutions believes education is the key to controlling and preventing this disease.
MedNetOne Health Solutions offers Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes in group and individual settings. We have a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians providing education including certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered dietitians, behavioral health specialists and exercise specialists. Our staff is dedicated to helping patients increase their self-management skills. Classes include: diabetes disease process, meal planning, monitoring, medications, physical activity, healthy coping and preventing long-term complications. Increased knowledge of diabetes helps those affected by the chronic illness take control of their condition and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
To sign up for DSME classes, a patient must obtain a signed referral form from his or her physician. Contact MedNetOne Health Solutions for more information.
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
One out of every three American adults has prediabetes, that is about 86 million people. Having prediabetes means your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It means you are at increased risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The National Diabetes Prevention Program helps you make lifestyle changes which lower your risk. The program follows the CDC evidence based curriculum which covers healthy eating and increasing physical activity which promotes weight loss. The year long program includes 16 weekly and 8 monthly group sessions with a trained lifestyle coach to help participants develop healthy lifestyle habits. Our DPP program is based on research that found people decreased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% after losing 7 percent of their body weight and increasing their physical activity to at least 150 minutes a week. Call Med Net One at 248-475-4701 or click here for more information about DPP and upcoming classes.