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Aspen, CO 81611

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Diabetes Prevention Tips

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Tips

Taking a Closer Look at Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Support at Aspen Valley Hospital

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and can lead to other serious health complications including heart disease, stroke, and vision and foot problems. Those who are overweight, have a family history of the disease or were diagnosed with gestational diabetes are the most likely to develop the disease.

While a diabetes diagnosis can bring on fear, sadness or even guilt, Aspen Valley Hospital’s Diabetes Education Program offers patients the kind of support and empowerment they need to understand and control the disease. Helmed by Laurie Osier, RDN and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), the program offers comprehensive self-management, education and support for those living with all types of diabetes and those with pre-diabetes. For the latter, the focus is on prevention.

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How does Aspen Valley Hospital’s Diabetes Education Program work?

 

Our friendly, approachable, long-term program starts with an introductory one-hour meeting to learn more about your specific questions, concerns and lifestyle goals. After that, we meet with you for an additional two or three visits within a six-month period, providing education around healthy eating, meal planning for diabetes, physical activities that help you manage the disease, medication use and current news and information.

Once we establish a plan that fits your needs, you can transition to an annual check-in with Laurie to ensure you’re staying on track and meeting your personal objectives.

When should I see a diabetes care and education specialist?

 

There are four key times to seek the help of a diabetes care and education specialist:

 

1. At diagnosis

2. Annually

3. When a new complicating factor arises

4. When a transition in life care happens

 

At Aspen Valley Hospital, our network of care is designed to include long-term attention and support for those suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Each of our diabetes education program offerings are available in Aspen and Basalt (se habla Espanol).

 

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Diabetes Education Programs

Type 1 Diabetes - Insulin Basics

Learn how to manage your insulin for a happy, healthy lifestyle, including healthy nutrition and physical activities, medications and new glucose technologies.

Type 2 Diabetes - BASICS Program

Learn day-to-day management techniques for your Type 2 diabetes in either an individual or group setting. This program focuses on ways to improve quality of life and prevent complications. We cover what diabetes is and best ways to manage it, healthy meal planning, physical activity, how to monitor your progress and which technologies are best for you.

Gestational Diabetes - BASICS Program

This class is designed for expecting mothers who develop diabetes in pregnancy. Learn how to manage it, healthy meal planning, physical activity during pregnancy, monitoring blood glucose, and using medications if needed.

Prediabetes - Preventing T2 Program

For those at risk of developing diabetes, this course offers individual counseling or coaching to empower you to lose weight, be more active and integrate preventive tools into your lifestyle. Learn more about what prediabetes is and how you can change your lifestyle to promote healthier eating and living to lower A1C.

Continuous Glucose Monitor Program (CGM)

CGM technology is helping patients see the areas they need to target to stay healthy over a lifetime. Our CGM program includes two systems and allows you to try new technology for 10 – 14 days, collecting data 24/7 to help you and your practitioner problem solve to make informed decisions about your diabetes disease management.

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