Don't let Diabetes keep you from living the life you want. Through our Diabetes Program you can find the support you need to help you live at your healthiest everyday!
Do you want more information or have questions about diabetes? Click this link and print the questionnaire. Mail or email the document to the address shown at the bottom of the form. http://www.fiphd.org/files/documents/diabetes_questionnaire.pdf
The Diabetes Self Management Program (DSMP) is a 6 week self-management course offered to the residents of Ford and Iroquois counties to help diabetics and their families better control diabetes and prevent further complications. The evidence based program helps the participant learn to help take steps towards positive change and healthier living, helps to build confidence and one's ability to manage the day-to-day life events associated with diabetes. Topics of the program include, but are not limited to:
- What is Diabetes?
- Preventing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Delaying or preventing complications
- Planning healthy meals
- Reading nutrition labels
- Dealing with emotions
- Communication skills
- Medication usage
- Working with your health care provider
- Foot care
One-on-One Diabetes Education
Contact Information: DiAnne Schoolman, Registered Diabetic Educator
200 Fairman Ave.
Watseka, IL 60970
Telephone: (815) 432-7719
For more information concerning the Iroquois Memorial Hospital Diabetes Education, contact Diane Schoolman.
The Diabetes Education Program
Contact Information: Eileen Woolums
Diabetes Education Program
1120 N. Melvin Street
Gibson City, IL 60936
Telephone: (217) 784-2344
Diabetes Support Group meets 2nd thursday of every month - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Radiology waiting room. For more information on the Gibson Area Hospital Diabetes Education Program or Diabetes Support Group, contact Eileen Woolums.
Diabetes Support Group
Contact Information: Karen Mbanza
Carle Physician Group
2300 North Vermilion Street
Danville, IL 61832
Telephone: (217) 554-1700
Support Group meets 4th Tuesday of each month (except November and December) - 6:30 pm. Group meets at teh Danville Family YMCA - contact Karen Mbanza for more information.
The Diabetes Wellness Center - Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.
Contact Information : Kelly Cuffe
Riverside Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
1905 West Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Telephone: (815) 936-6515
Address: 100 Westwood Oaks Ct Kankakee, IL 60901-2957
The Diabetes Program offers community members educational and supportive measures to manage diabetes. Evidence based education programs help the person diagnosed with diabetes to understand and learn management techniques towards positive change and healthier living. The program also aides those in a caregiving role of persons with diabetes to understand supportive ways in how they can help manage the day-to-day events - making it easier to live with a chronic disease, such as diabetes. The program collaborates with sponsoring partners to make available all exisiting services to the members of Ford and Iroquois counties. These "Team Based" oriented services include support groups, workshops, dietetic services and other client-based services.
Collaborating Partners of the Diabetes Program are:
- Riverside HealthCare - Contact- Kelly Cuffe
- Carle Physician Group - Contact Karen Mbanza
- Gibson Area Hospital - Contact Eileen Woolums
- Iroquois Memorial Hospital - Contact - DiAnne Schoolman
For further information concerning each of the Collaborating Partners of the Diabetes Program and the supportive programs, see each partner's program link.