Individual / Group Classes
Apple Diabetes Center/Core Clinical Care provides education to help you manage your blood sugar, diet, and fitness routine. John Motsko and Geoff Twigg, certified diabetes educators, can tailor any program to your personal diabetes needs. During each counseling session, patients learn about nutrition, lifestyle changes and diabetic products. Customers also learn about the different types of blood glucose meters and the importance of testing each meter to make sure it is functioning properly. A physician’s referral is required for these services but just give us a call and we can take care of getting the referral from your doctor.
- One-on-one counseling
- Diabetes group education
- Insulin pump education
- Glucose meter instruction/Data review
- Continuous glucose monitoring
Before attending the classes, Certified Diabetes Educator, John Motsko, RPh, CDE will meet one on one with each individual with diabetes for an “Assessment”. He will perform a meter review, go through labs and chart notes, and then schedule them in a class.
Classes will be held at Apple Discount Drugs on 404 N. Fruitland Blvd. Salisbury, MD 21801. These classes are accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Everyone must preregister.
Group classes consist of a total of 9 hours. Three weeks in a row each month. Evening and afternoon classes rotate each month.
Understanding Diabetes: Deep understanding of Diabetes, and tips to help you be engaged in diabetes self-management
Blood Glucose Monitoring Why and how to check your blood sugar how to get the best from blood glucose testing. Innovations in home monitoring available soon
Activity: Discuss activity as the key to improving your blood sugars and improving your health.
Healthy eating: Understanding food types and why/what you eat, Planning for nutritional success to control your weight and blood sugar
Diabetes Medications Understanding the medications you take for diabetes, how to take them for the best benefit and new options for medication choices
Risk reduction: What you should be doing to reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
Problem Solving and Healthy Coping Learn how to cope with a chronic condition and how to solve issues preventing you from gaining good control
Resources Learn about resources available to you to help you manage diabetes. Electronic and printed materials are discussed
Summary: A review of the past 8 hours of instruction and question/ discussion opportunity
Goal setting Time to set your goals for action steps you are going to take to take charge of your diabetes moving forward
Individual Sessions are also available for individuals with special learning needs or physical limitations.
For more information or to preregister please contact:
John Motsko, RPh, CDE 410-749-8401, option 5
Or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org