Diabetes self-management at The Christ Hospital Health Network 

Diabetes education and self-management at The Christ Hospital Health Network is designed to give you the tools you need to effectively manage your pre-diabetes, Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes. Our services are offered at several convenient locations around Greater Cincinnati—including Liberty Township, Red Bank, Anderson, Green Township, and Ft. Wright. 

Prediabetes program 

As many as one out of three Americans have prediabetes—a serious health issue that causes your blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal but not so high that they warrant a diabetes diagnosis. Early treatment can prevent serious health complications later. 

Licensed and registered dietitians at The Christ Hospital Health Network provide testing and education in both individual and group settings to help you determine if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. 

Testing includes:

  • Hemoglobin A1C—test that measures your average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months.

  • Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG)—blood sugar test taken after an 8- to 12-hour fast.

  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)—blood sugar test results recorded two hours after starting an oral glucose tolerance test.

  • Insulin resistance testing—measurement of your body’s ability to use the insulin it produces.

We offer group and individual education sessions to teach you about the issues affecting diabetes, including:

  • Blood glucose levels

  • Health eating

  • Physical activity

  • Portion control

  • Prediabetes and diabetes

  • Reducing risks

  • Risk factors of Type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes session fees 

Many insurance companies do not cover the cost of prediabetes education. Sessions fees are self-pay and are due at the start of class.

  • One-hour individual sessions: $80/session

  •  wo-hour group sessions $40/session

Diabetes Education 

If you have diabetes, our Certified Diabetes Educators work with you to help manage your condition. We help you set goals and learn habits that will enable you to live an active, healthy life.

Our comprehensive education program starts with a one-hour assessment to determine how familiar you are with your condition and the care it requires for optimal health. We work with you to create an individualized program based on your specific situation and needs. 

We offer instruction to help you:

  • Choose and use an insulin pump

  • Count carbohydrates

  • Effectively use data management

  • Lessen the effects of diabetes with physical activity

  • Monitor blood sugar levels

  • Plan and prep nutritious meals

  • Select and use a glucose monitoring device (CGM)

  • Self-administer insulin injections

Ongoing support is offered as you deal with any issues or concerns that arise during your care.

Appointments

A written referral from your doctor is required to participate in diabetes education. Appointments can be scheduled by you or by your physician’s office. Services are available Monday through Friday, with evening hours on certain days at certain locations. 

Insurance coverage

Many health insurance plans, including Medicare, cover diabetes self-management education. We recommend that you confirm your coverage before scheduling your first appointment. Contact 513-585-1218 for more information or to schedule an appointment.