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.
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?
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?
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.
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
Learn methods that lead to successful behavior change (action planning).
Plan for lifelong learning and support for your diabetes care.
Related to Diabetes
Diabetes Management Center
Whether you're newly diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it for some time, our Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists provide you with the information and tools to better manage your diabetes. Request a self management consultation and get in touch with a program navigator to explore your care options.
Helping you with weight management, diabetes education, pancreatic issues, as well as gland and growth disorders.
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