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DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Program

The Diabetes Education Program at Santiam Hospital teaches self-management skills to patients who are diagnosed with diabetes, including gestational diabetes.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is designed to help patients learn to control blood glucose, which lessens risk of complications that can result from diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires patients to make multiple decisions throughout the day – decisions about food and medication, one must consider what to eat, when to eat, how to check blood glucose and how to manage high or low glucose, this education-based program is intended to provide patients the tools to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions.

Instruction is provided in a classroom format, and individual consultations are also offered. The program is managed by Rachael Beyer MBA, RD, LD,CDE, Clinical and Outpatient Dietitian. Rachael, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetic Educator, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Oregon State University, and participated in a didactic dietetic internship at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and she holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from PSU.

The Diabetes Education Program at Santiam Hospital is accredited through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. A doctor’s referral is required to participate.

To learn more, call Santiam Hospital at 503-769-4380.

About

Santiam Hospital is a not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care hospital located in Stayton, Oregon, which is a short 12-mile drive east of Salem, and serves more than 30,000 people annually from the communities of Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Mill City, Jefferson, and the surrounding areas.

Contact

info@santiamhospital.com

503.769.2175

1401 North 10th Ave.
Stayton, OR 97383