HOPE: Healthy Options for Patient Empowerment

Diabetes Care, Education, and Support Schedule for 2017

Additional programs will be added as needed. Check back often.

All programs are at Great Plains Diabetes, 834 N. Socora, lower level.

Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Focus

2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m.

Cost: $20 (sliding scale fee and scholarships available)

Healthy Lifestyle: Eating Out, On a Budget and Recipes

4th Tuesday of the month, 4:30-6 p.m.

Cost: $20 (sliding scale fee and scholarships available)

Attendance of “Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity” class recommended.  

Support Groups for anyone with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. If work prevents you from arriving right at 5 pm, please come at any time and join in. No cost.  Being a patient at Great Plains Diabetes is not necesssary to attend.  

September 4: Connie Porazka from Retreat to Joy on Mindfulness

October 3: Julie Dvorak, RN, CDE on Eating on a Budget: Winter Soups

November 3 (Join us Saturday at the Live Well with Diabetes event from 9 AM to 2 PM) Free with vendors, speakers, diabetes services and flu shots

December 4: Holiday gathering, bring a holiday snack to share.

Depending on final quarter attendance will determine 2019 activities

Gestational Diabetes Education-By Appointment

Basic nutrition information, importance of glucose control in pregnancy, glucose meter instruction, post pregnancy follow up/diabetes prevention information. Advanced registration not necessary. Please call with basic patient information. Attendance of “Healthy Lifestyle: Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity” class recommended.

Living with Diabetes

  • Monitoring, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping
    2nd Wednesday of the month; 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Problem Solving, Taking Medication and Being Active
    4th Wednesday of the month; 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Carb Counting and intensified insulin options
    Call for information

Medication and blood glucose review at each session. Most insurance accepted. Ongoing communication with primary care provider. Individual appointments available.

Session instructors: Julie Dvorak, RN, CDE; Belinda Childs, APRN, CDE; ; Diana Guthrie, PhD, RN, CDE

Continuous Glucose Sensors (CGM): Available for diagnostic wear. If a patient meets insurance criteria, they can wear a glucose sensor for five to seven days. Staff can provide interpretation or send reports to other health professionals for interpretation. Education available for those using personal CGM. 

To schedule an appointment or for more information: call (316)440-2802 or email nurse@greatplainsdiabetes.com.