Health & Wellness
Through our partnership with Conway Regional, we can offer the community robust health and wellness programs. Below are different ways to help with diabetes; reach out to our partner, and get the expert advice you need.
Conway Regional's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is a recognized site by the American Diabetes Association. The program includes education on:
- Meal planning
- Stress management
- Monitoring & preventing complications
- Setting goals
The Conway Regional Diabetes Management Program is the only education program in Arkansas to receive the ADA's Cure Care Commitment Award. The award recognizes organizations and individuals for their commitment to fighting diabetes.
Seven self-care behaviors are taught, which include:
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Monitoring blood sugar
- Taking Medication
- Reducing Risks
- Healthy coping
Classes are offered continuously and available several times to meet busy schedules. Certified diabetes educators, diabetes education nurses, and registered dietitians teach classes. Guest speakers are also part of the program.
Our Diabetes Management Program also works with the Conway Regional Wound Healing Center to address the wound care needs of patients. Weekly education and support for weight management are also available.
The program is open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, anyone with a change in their diabetes management, and anyone with new-onset diabetes as well as any family members or caregivers of diabetes patients. Discuss this program with your doctor to see if you are a candidate. Patients interested in attending diabetes education classes may register through their physician's office or by contacting the education office directly at 501-932-3236.
Medicare, as well as most third-party insurance providers, covers a portion of the cost of this program. Diabetes education is provided to patients who have Medicaid as well. For insurance to cover any education cost, a physician referral is required. Any specific costs for patients are determined by insurance coverage.