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Diabetes Education & Support

Ready to take charge of your diabetes?

Get in touch with a program navigator to explore your options. 

To register for diabetes education, call 239-424-3127 in Fort Myers/Cape Coral.

In Estero/Bonita Springs, call 239-468-0051.

Diabetes education is a covered benefit for Medicare and most commercial insurances. Lee Diabetes Care offers education at multiple locations mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Until there's a cure, there's help

Managing a medical condition such as diabetes sometimes takes an extra hand. Whether you're newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been living it with it for some time, our certified diabetes educators provide you with the information and tools to better manage your diabetes.

Our comprehensive program will focus on key components to help each participant live well with diabetes. 

Since 1989, Lee Health Solutions has been an American Diabetes Association recognized program providing quality diabetes education in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

Diabetes Overview

Learn what’s happening in the body with diabetes and how to control blood sugar levels. What are the target blood sugar levels and why?

Nutrition

Design a meal plan that fits your lifestyle. Identify carbohydrate sources, what foods contain them, and how they affect blood sugar control. Did you know that products labeled “no sugar added” are not sugar free?

Exercise

Recommendations for blood sugar control and improved health. 

Symptoms of High Blood Sugar

Excessive thirst, frequent urination, dramatic unexplained weight loss, tingling in your toes or feet, wounds seem to be very slow in healing, extreme fatigue.

Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Identify symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of low blood sugar.

Stress Management

What stress does to your blood sugar level and how to manage stress.

Risk Factors for Developing Diabetes

A parent or family member with diabetes, women who have given birth to babies weighing more than 9 pounds or have a history of gestational diabetes, increasing age, overweight, inactive lifestyle, African American-Latinos-Asian and Pacific Islanders-Native Americans, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides

Behavior Change

Learn methods that lead to successful behavior change (action planning).

Support

Plan for lifelong learning and support for your diabetes care.