Diabetes Management

Whether you've just been diagnosed with diabetes, recently changed treatment or are having difficulty controlling your condition, turn to Genesis HealthCare System.

At Genesis HealthCare System you'll find compassionate care from our registered nurses and dietitians, programs, classes and support groups to help you and your loved ones manage your diabetes and live more healthfully.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Learn about diabetes and discover how to effectively manage your condition through our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as providing quality self-management education.

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Explore our health library to learn about diabetes and related topics.


Getting Started with a Dietitian

Our program includes:

  • A personal evaluation
  • Four two-hour classes
  • A follow-up session with a nurse or dietitian

You and your support person will learn from sessions about:

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Caring for and monitoring diabetes
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • Treating diabetes
  • Avoiding complications
  • Planning healthful meals and counting carbohydrates
  • Setting goals for healthful behaviors

This program is open to anyone with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes and a support person. It’s designed to help you manage your condition—whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for decades.

Take advantage of session times that fit your schedule – mornings, afternoons or evenings.

Call to schedule your self-management education program at (740) 454-4568.

Diabetes Education Insurance Coverage

Diabetes management sessions can be billed to your insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. If you have questions about your coverage, contact your provider. Your provider may require pre-certification before you attend classes.

Diabetes Exercise Program

Learn how to safely increase your physical activity with Genesis HealthCare System’s Diabetes Exercise Program. You’ll benefit from:

  • Access to our exercise facility and clinical staff
  • A one-on-one fitness assessment
  • An exercise prescription
  • Educational information on foot care, exercise safety, managing blood sugar levels before and after exercise, healthful eating, stress management and more

The program meets twice a week for eight weeks and is available to anyone with prediabetes, type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. A friend or family member may join the program as a support person or exercise buddy. Cost is $100. Financial aid is available.

Learn more or register for the Diabetes Exercise Program.

Updates from the Sounds of Good Health Genesis Podcast: 

  • "Tips for Preventing Diabetes" - Allison Dale, DNP, a Board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in Endocrinology, talks about tips for preventing diabetes. Ms. Dale discusses who is a high risk, the types of exercise and diet that can help, and why screenings are so important. Listen Here.

  • "Healthy Snacks" - Listen as Deanna Holdren, D.O shares ideas for quick, easy healthy snacks that satisfy hunger and nourish your body. Listen Here.

  • "Take Control of Your Diabetes" - Learn how diabetes is diagnosed and how to control it, with Dr. Tufail Ijaz, Medical Director of Genesis Endocrinology. Listen Here.

Diabetes exercise programs

Learn about our diabetes exercise programs and sign up for a class