Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes Education Program

The INTEGRIS Health Baptist Medical Center Diabetes Education team will help you make sense of the puzzle, with classes and personal consultations designed to meet your needs. Classes are led by certified diabetes educators who help you learn how to manage your diabetes.

Follow these steps to get started with the diabetes program:

  1. Talk to your doctor about which program is right for you. He or she can then refer you to the Diabetes Center for education based on your specific needs.
  2. Check with your insurance provider about your diabetes education benefits. Most insurance plans cover all or part of these programs.
  3. Call the number of the Diabetes Center at (405) 949-6000 for class time and information, or to schedule an appointment for class or individual consultation.

Individualized education and self-management training are offered in all aspects of diabetes self-care, including:

  • Diabetes disease process
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Medications - pills and insulin
  • Monitoring
  • Preventing complications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Diabetes and pregnancy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy

In addition, the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center Diabetes Education Program offers a variety of specialized programs:

Diabetes Program Outline

Comprehensive diabetes education/self-management training is offered in an ambulatory setting to adults and children (and their families) with Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. The education is provided individually or in group classes. Each individual participates in a needs assessment with an individualized education/self-management training plan developed by the patient – nurse / dietitian – physician team. Upon completion of initial education plan (usually consisting of four to nine hours depending on patient’s needs and diagnosis), follow up is done through individual or group visits, or by phone. The participant’s progress in achieving education objectives, self-care behaviors, and outcome measures is evaluated at six months.