Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body doesn’t produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that helps the body use food for energy. Without treatment, diabetes can lead to serious health problems.

You can live well with diabetes if you understand how to take care of yourself. The Great River Diabetes Education Program helps you learn skills and attitudes for controlling diabetes while living a flexible lifestyle. Physician referral is needed.

Great River Diabetes Education Program holds the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management programs. Recognition assures that our education program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education programs. 

Recommended websites

American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Dietetics Association
Health and Human Services smallstep.gov: www.smallstep.gov
New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)
NIH Obesity Research: www.obesityresearch.nih.gov