Diabetes Education

Diabetes education

The Noyes Diabetes Education Program is an American Association of Diabetes Educators-recognized program that offers comprehensive diabetes education.

It’s designed to help you access the information you need to control your diabetes and live a healthy lifestyle—and empower you to assume responsibility for its effective management.

Program offerings

Learn to Live with Diabetes: this group learning program provides diabetes self-management education to help patients take charge of their condition—to improve their health and decrease long-term affects of uncontrolled diabetes.

One-to-one counseling

Private education session: Meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator in Dansville, Geneseo, Hornell and in some area physician offices in Canaseraga, Nunda, Wayland & Cohocton.  For general information and education sessions about diabetes—you can begin to gain the necessary skills to manage your diabetes.

Starting on insulin: If your physician has determined that it is time to start insulin, you may meet individually with the Diabetes Educator to learn about storage and administration of insulin, site selection, and more.

FREE glucometers: a glucometer can be obtained from your Diabetes Educator along with training.

Insulin pump: A Certified Diabetes Educator is available to assist with insulin pump starts and ongoing pump support.

    Intensive learning classes

    Life with diabetes: 5 hour, all day class with lunch included

    • 9:00AM - Noon : What to eat including: basic carbohydrate counting, glucometer testing, how to learn the most from the numbers, pattern managementt
    • Noon - 2:30PM : Physical activity, exercise and your blood sugar.  The stress and diabetes connection and stress management techniques.  Current medications and avoiding complications that affect your kidneys, eyes, nerves, heart. 

    Call (585) 335-4355 for dates and times for monthly classes held in both
    Dansville and Hornell.  

    Ongoing diabetes education

    Continued Counseling: Additional private education sessions are available with the Diabetes Educator and a Registered Dietician.

    Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A service for patients on insulin who are having difficulty managing their blood sugar. Also covers real-time glucose monitoring for those on insulin pumps.

    Insulin Pump Support: If you are on an insulin pump, this offering gives you a chance to review features to make sure you are maximizing the use of your pump.

    Diabetes Health Group: meets the first Thursday of each month from 11am - Noon at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell with some meetings at the YMCA.  Call 585-335-4284 for the location for specific months.

    Fees and Insurance Information:
    Individual consultation fees and classes are reimbursed by many insurance carriers. It is recommended that your consult your insurance company prior to your visit. Financial assistance is available for those who are uninsured or under-insured.

    To schedule appointments for any diabetes education services, please contact the Diabetes Educator: (585)335-4355 or diabetes@noyeshealth.org.