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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.

Self-Management Program

Group classes are held in the Beloit Memorial Hospital Auditorium. Attendance at both classes is required. Registration is requested. A continental breakfast is provided. Classes are held from 8 am – 12 pm on the following dates:

Schedule for 2024

Basics of Diabetes/Healthy Eating Class Dates:

March 4, May 6, July 1, September 9 and November 4

Physical Activity/Blood Glucose Monitoring Class Dates:

March 11, May 13, July 8, September 16 and November 11

Decreasing Risks/Healthy Coping Class Dates:

March 18, May 20, July 15, September 23 and November 18

Problem Solving/Medications Class Dates:

March 25, June 3, July 22, September 30 and November 25

Certified 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.)

Registered Dietitian (Individual Session)

The dietitian teaches healthy eating and how food choices affect 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. Registration is not required and classes are held in the Beloit Memorial Hospital Boardroom at the following dates and times:

Schedule for 2024

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

Beloit Health System Diabetes Education/ Self-Management Program

A team of instructors provides information on how to manage and cope with diabetes. Registration is required. A family or friend is encouraged to attend with no extra charge. These two 4-hour classes are offered four times a year and a referral from the physician is necessary.

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.