Current or Retired PEIA Participants
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Diabetes Support Group is free and open to the public, located on the second floor of the Byrd Clinical Center on the second Monday of the month at 6 pm, The group does not meet in July, August and December, Call 304-691-1662 for more information
New summer Recipes
The Chertow Diabetes Center diabetes self management program has been awarded
continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association! The program was
originally accredited in 1992. Being an ADA Recognized Education Program
signifies that our program offers high-quality diabetes education services to
our surrounding community.
The Chertow Diabetes Center at
Marshall University, focuses on education in four important areas to help
individuals gain control of their diabetes: meal planning, exercise, medication
and blood glucose monitoring. Additional topics include sick day management,
foot and skin care, preventing complications, eating out, grocery shopping and
label reading, coping with diabetes, and the importance of staying healthy.
We use group education in a relaxed learning environment, as well as
providing individual sessions as needed. In group education sessions the Healthy
Interactions Conversation Maps are used to encourage discussion and
participation and to facilitate learning
In individual sessions, the patient will meet with a diabetes educator to
review personal blood glucose levels, discuss blood glucose monitoring, pattern
management, individualized meal planning. Insulin pump training is also offered
in a one on one learning environment.
Education is available on state of the art technology including continuous
glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy.