Diabetes Education at The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program at The Christ Hospital is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.  This certification ensures the program is meeting the standards set by the ADA to promote quality education for people with diabetes.

This program provides 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 Ft. Wright, Green Township, Liberty Township, Miami Township, Mt. Auburn, and Red Bank. 

We are pleased to also offer the same quality education through telemedicine – either by phone or video visit.

Prediabetes Education

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. 

Discuss with your Primary Care Physician whether testing for prediabetes should be included in your annual wellness care.

We offer group and individual education sessions to teach you about better blood sugar management, including:

  • Blood glucose levels in non-diabetes, prediabetes, and diabetes

  • Difference between prediabetes and diabetes

  • Healthy eating

  • Physical activity

  • Portion control

  • Reducing risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Education 

If you have diabetes, our Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists 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:

  • Monitor blood sugar levels

  • Count carbohydrates

  • Plan and prepare nutritious meals

  • Understand the benefit of being physically active

  • Effectively use data management

  • Self-administer insulin injections

  • Select and use a glucose monitoring device (CGM)

  • Choose and use an insulin pump

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 all 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. Currently we do not offer weekend visits.  

Contact 513-585-1218 for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

Insurance Coverage

Many health insurance plans, including Medicare, cover diabetes self-management education for gestational, T1, and T2 Diabetes.  We recommend that you confirm your coverage before scheduling your first appointment.

Nutrition Therapy for prediabetes is billable to insurance, but coverage varies.  We encourage you to verify education benefits with your individual carrier.  A discount is available for those choosing self-pay.