Classes & Consultation
At REX Diabetes Education Center, we offer you individual consultations as well as a variety of classes and programs to assist you with managing diabetes. The multidisciplinary approach taken by our diabetes educators provides you with the ability to develop individual goals and treatment plans. We also offer support for you and your loved ones through a variety of classes and support opportunities.
Living with Diabetes
REX Diabetes Education Center offers a two-part comprehensive outpatient class series to assist those managing diabetes. Educators work with class participants to assess current self-management skills and medications as well as stress and exercise levels. In addition, the emotional support component that comes from this class series is a bonus. Support and positive reinforcement from others can assist those dealing with healthcare challenges like diabetes. Working to meet each person's individual needs is central to this program's success. REX is here for you!
Another program offered by REX Diabetes Education Center is a diabetes prevention class. This class offers people who have not been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the opportunity to learn more about what can be done once blood glucose levels begin to approach higher than normal levels. In many situations, lifestyle changes may prevent the onset of diabetes. Learn more about what you can do to Prevent Diabetes!
During this exciting time in a woman's life, a diagnosis of gestational diabetes can be frightening. Gestational diabetes occurs when a pregnant woman who has never had diabetes before develops high blood sugar levels. Registered dietitians and registered nurses with REX Diabetes Education Center will help mothers-to-be manage diabetes during pregnancy. Determining a woman's individualized caloric needs, teaching monitoring skills, meal planning and other self-management training is most important so that both mom and baby remain healthy throughout pregnancy. Educators are also available to teach moms about insulin initiation.
Individual Counseling allows you to meet with a registered dietician to discuss your personal nutrition needs. Our diabetes educators specialize in weigh management, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. If you are interested in learning to eat healthier, we can help with that as well. We also offer a origran called MedGem. MedGem is a device that measures a person's resting metabolic rate (RMR) which is the minimal number of calories that your body needs to function and is determined by your height, weight, lean mass and genetic make up. This measurement can be performed as part of a consultation with one of our certified diabetes educators or registered dietitians. The information gained will be used to develop a nutritional plan specific to your caloric needs.