Services

Diabetes Education

Central Florida Regional Hospital is committed to the care and treatment of patients with diabetes. The hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient diabetes education as well as a diabetes support group. Our Diabetes Education Program is recognized by The American Diabetes Association. To earn this distinction, Central Florida Regional Hospital voluntarily submitted to a rigorous review process conducted by experts in the field of diabetes. The program was evaluated for its ability to provide patients with a comprehensive individualized and group education as part of their diabetes treatment. This certificate of recognition gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of the services they provide and it assures patients they are receiving state-of-the-art information about diabetes management from expert staff.

Our Goals

The Diabetes Program at Central Florida Regional Hospital is designed to help you learn about your diabetes, what you can do to feel better and how you can reduce the chances of complications as a result of your diabetes.

We work with your doctor, giving him/her updates of your progress in our program. Now more than ever, it's very important that you keep your scheduled doctor's appointments so that any changes in your treatment plan can be made in a timely fashion.

What You'll Learn

Our outpatient diabetes education program, Diabetes: Take Control, offers both classes and individual counseling. Available instruction includes:

  • Comprehensive diabetes education
  • Gestational diabetes education
  • Medical nutrition therapy with individual meal planning
  • Diabetes nurse educator consultation
  • Insulin instruction

Our program instruction has been developed according to the most recently published standards of the American Diabetes Association. These strict standards ensure you are receiving high quality instruction in an organized and effective manner. Class instruction is done by a certified diabetes nurse educator and a registered dietitian.

Topics covered in our monthly class include:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Self-monitoring
  • Medications
  • Benefits of Exercise
  • Prevention of Complications
  • Coping with Diabetes
  • Setting Goals for Diabetes Self-Management
  • Insulin Instruction

It's Easy To Register

For more information or to register for classes, call (407)321-4500 ext. 35249.