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Beloit Health System : Diabetes Care & Patient Education Programs

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 American children born in the US today face a future with diabetes if current trends continue. That number is closer to 1 in 2 for disproportionately affected populations including African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos. The American Diabetes Association wants to reverse this trend. In fact, we want to stop diabetes and mobilize a movement to inspire millions to take action to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of individuals and families across the country.

Diabetes Education Self-Management Program

Classes are held every other month. A minimum of two participants are needed to offer the class. Classes will be broken down into two-hour sessions on Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please check in with the hospital front desk on arrival so staff can escort you to the meeting site. Classes are a billable service and registration is required. Call 608.364.5138 to register.

Schedule for 2024

Basics of Diabetes/Healthy Eating Class Dates:

May 6, July 1, September 9 and November 4

Physical Activity/Blood Glucose Monitoring Class Dates:

May 13, July 8, September 16 and November 11

Decreasing Risks/Healthy Coping Class Dates:

May 20, July 15, September 23 and November 18

Problem Solving/Medications Class Dates:

June 3, July 22, September 30 and November 25

Diabetes Education Nurse (Individual Session)

The nurse teaches how to monitor blood sugar and problem solve, the importance of being active and how medication helps lower blood sugar. (Requires physician order.)

Pre-Diabetes Basics

Free pre-diabetes classes are offered quarterly to help individuals learn strategies to prevent the onset of diabetes. Classes do not require a physician order and registration is not required. Classes are held in the Beloit Memorial Hospital Boardroom at the following dates and times:

Schedule for 2024

  • Saturday, April 13th | 11 am – 1 pm
  • Monday, August 19th | 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturday, October 19th | 11 am – 1 pm

Diabetes Support Group

A meeting for adults with a different topic related to diabetes care is presented at each session. Please call 608.364.5138 for group dates and times.

For more information, call 608.364.5138. No physician order needed.