Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
 
  Events

 
 
Classes and Support Groups
 
National Diabetes Prevention Program - Nebraska Panhandle
 
National Diabetes Prevention Program classes are continuously starting in the Panhandle, so it is important to get pre-registered as soon as possible. Please visit the Panhandle DPP website to learn more, or contact Tabi at (866) 701-7173, ext. 107, or tprochazka@pphd.org.
The classes focus on five core subjects: Healthy eating, weight loss, stress reduction and coping skills, increased physical activity and lifestyle change. All programs are led by a lifestyle coach who is been trained in the program curriculum. Participants meet weekly for 16 weeks, then monthly for the remainder of the year. During the program, participants keep track of their food intake and physical activity, and they work with the lifestyle coach and their group to overcome barriers to a healthy lifestyle. This program works, because as a National Institutes of Health-led Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed, people at risk for type 2 diabetes can significantly reduce their risk by losing 7 percent of their body weight through healthy eating and physical activity. The supportive group interaction is also crucial to the program’s success.  
 
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YMCA of Greater Omaha
If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. Participants do not have to be members of the YMCA to join, and in fact, they will receive a free household membership for a portion of the year-long program.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha has 10 locations across the Omaha metro, including locations in Papillion, Valley, Council Bluffs and Glenwood. Sessions will begin throughout the year. For more information, please contact (402) 977-4326 or  mbw@metroymca.org.

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Alegent Creighton Health - Omaha, surrounding area, Diabetes Classes
The Alegent Health Diabetes Classes are intended for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or individuals who are newly diagnosed, have uncontrolled diabetes (previously diagnosed), or are making changes in their treatment plan. Classes are taught in three three-hour sessions. Please call for the current fee for the classes, and check with your insurance company about coverage before registering. The classes are available at several Alegent locations. To schedule, call Bergan Mercy Medical Center at (402) 717-2222, Community Memorial Hospital at (402) 642-9336, Mercy Corning Hospital at (402) 322-6267, and Midlands Hospital at (402) 717-2222. For more information, go to Alegent Health Classes & Events.
 
Diabetes Support Groups
Midlands Hospital, second Tuesday of each month, (402) 593-3532
Mercy Hospital Diabetes, 5:30 p.m, third Tuesday of each month, (712) 325-2543
Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every other month, (402) 398-6312
Lakeside Hospital, 7 p.m., third Tuesday every other month, (402) 717-8366
Immanuel Medical Center, second Wednesday of the month, (402) 572-2872
 
The Diabetes Support Group is for people living with diabetes and their families are invited to learn more about diabetes at a monthly meeting. A variety of guest speakers provide information about the latest in diabetes care. All schedules are subject to change, call for dates. There is no cost for attending.
 
Pre-Diabetes: Do you have it or are you at risk?
Reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Alegent Health Diabetes Education has a community education class designed just or you. Learn about pre-diabetes and how to decrease your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The program will discuss healthy eating, weight loss and physical activity. Individual nutrition therapy is also recommended. To register for the pre-diabetes class, call 1-800-Alegent (1-800-253-4368)
 
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Type 2 Diabetes 101
DECM, 2910 S. 84th St., Omaha
This three-part group class offers a basic foundation of knowledge about diet, glucose monitoring, exercise and medication. Taught by nurses and dietitians certified in diabetes education.  The average HbA1c reduction is 1.6% for participants.  For more information, contact us at (402) 399-0777, ext. 230, or email 
patientservices@diabetes-education.com.
 
Living Well with Diabetes - A Comprehensive Class
DECM, 2910 S. 84th St., Omaha
This five-part class offers in-depth education. Participants spend individual time with an endocrinologist, nurses and dietitians certified diabetes education. Attention is dedicated to specific needs and medication adjustments as needed. The average HbA1c reduction is 2.3% for participants.  For more information, contact us at (402) 399-0777, ext. 230, or email 
patientservices@diabetes-education.com.
 
Pre-Diabetes
DECM, 2910 S. 84th St., Omaha, 2910 S. 84th St., Omaha
For individuals that are diagnosed with prediabetes (HbA1c of 5.7-6.4). This year-long class meets weekly for 4 months and then once a month for the remainder of the year. Each class is 1 hour in length and offered in a supportive group setting. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 58% of individuals that take this class reverse the risk for prediabetes! For more information, contact us at (402) 399-0777, ext. 230, or email 
patientservices@diabetes-education.com.
 
Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
DECM, 2910 S. 84th St., Omaha
 
This support group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. Special speaker and other information is presented. For more information, or to register contact us at (402) 399-0777, ext. 230, or email patientservices@diabetes-education.com.
 
Diabetes Therapy Expo (Insulin Pump & CGM)
Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands, 2910 S. 84th St., Omaha
 
These Free Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Learning Events are designed to help you:
  • Compare products
  • Understand your out-of-pocket costs
  • Personalize your diabetes therapy. 
What to Expect:
  • Compare products side-by-side, and meet with manufacturer representatives.
  • Breakout Presentation - Brief unbiased overview on all pump and CGM products on the market, along with realistic expectations for pump and CGM therapy.
Who Should Attend?
  • Anyone considering insulin pump and CGM therapy.
  • Users who are interested in upgrading, comparing products, or adding to their current therapy.
  • Friends and family are welcome.
 
For more information, contact us at (402) 399-0777, ext. 230, or email patientservices@diabetes-education.com.
 
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Pre-Diabetes Class
Call (402) 644-7348 to register
Faith Regional Diabetes Center, Norfolk
This class discusses pre-diabetes, what lifestyle changes individuals can make to prevent diabetes and other health problems. Topics covered include healthy weight, nutrition, cholesterol, high blood pressure and glucose levels.
 
Diabetes Classes
Call Central Scheduling at (402) 644-7121 to register (Physician order required)
Faith Regional Diabetes Center, Norfolk
These classes provide education for the newly diagnosed patients or patients that need a refresher. Patients have the option to attend two Tuesday afternoon sessions or one day-long Saturday session.
 
Gestational Diabetes Classes
Call Central Scheduling at (402) 644-7121 to register (Physician order required)
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., every Thursday morning (Except for holidays)
Nutrition Services, Medical Office Building North, Norfolk
These classes provide education to expectant mothers who have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. Classes are held every Thursday morning (except for holidays) from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Nutrition Services office located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building North. Call Central Scheduling at (402) 644-7121 to register.
 
Individual Nutrition Education
Call Central Scheduling at (402) 644-7121 to register (Physician order required)
Hourly sessions available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Nutrition Services, Medical Office Building North
Registered Dietitians are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to provide individual nutrition education on a variety of health conditions such as hypercholesterolemia, gastrointestinal disorders, weight management/obesity, prenatal and postnatal, CHF, renal disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Hourly sessions are in the Nutrition Services department. Call Central Scheduling at (402) 644-7121 to register.
  
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Living Well with Diabetes Support Group
The Living Well group is free and open to the public, and it meets at Good Samaritan Hospital conference center. Call (308) 865-7006 for more information.
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Pancreas Optional
Pancreas Optional is a local support group for adults with Type 1 Diabetes that formed in November 2011. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Search "Pancreas Optional" on Facebook to learn of the next meeting location and for more information. Contact Holly Foster at (402) 432-5836
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Living Well
Developed by Stanford University, Living Well is a Chronic Disease Self-Management program which is evidence-based. The program is a six-session interactive workshop that helps people who have on-going health conditions learn real-life skills for living a full, healthy life. Participants learn how to take small steps towards positive changes and healthier living. The workshop will build participant confidence and improve their ability to manage day-to-day life.  Julie (402) 326-2904
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St. Elizabeth Diabetes Center - Lincoln
Group Diabetes Education Class
For the person just diagnosed with diabetes or the person who needs better control of their blood sugar, there is a two-session, three-hours each class with follow-up support. The class covers topics such as defining diabetes and its causes, symptoms and treatment options, how diabetes medications work, the importance of regular exercise, meal planning and carbohydrate counting, blood testing, managing meals, how complications develop and how to prevent or control them, and blood glucose monitors. The class requires a physician referral. For more information, call (402) 219-8777.
 
Individual Diabetes Education Class
The individual class is for people with special needs, such as vision or hearing impairments, language or cultural barriers or other challenges. The content of the class is the same as the group diabetes class.
 
Gestational (Pregnancy) Diabetes Education Class
For women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy, this class provides education about gestational diabetes, meal planning, exercise, and blood glucose monitoring, if needed.
 
Pumping Up Monthly Support Group
This group is for kids ages 4-18 who have Type 1 Diabetes. There are projects, speakers and support from other kids. The group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Francisan Room, East Tower, Lower Level of St. Elizabeth Hospital. It is free to join. For more information, contact the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at (402) 484-8300.
 
Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services
Chadron  and surrounding area in Dawes, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties.
Diabetes education and support is available for persons newly diagnosed with diabetes or those who wish to refresh their knowledge and skills in the seven self-care behaviors identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.  Program staff are dedicated to helping a person better understand the disease and how positive lifestyle changes can make a big difference in long-term health.
A four part group classis taught by a nurse certified diabetes educator and a registered dietician experienced in diabetes care.  New classes start every month.  Individual sessions are offered for gestational diabetes and those with special needs such as vision, hearing, or language barrier.  Education and skills training is offered for non-insulin injectible medications and insulin administration and glucose meter starts.
Call (308) 432-0455 for information and registration.  A provider referral is preferred.
 
Parents of Kids with Diabetes Support Group
Parents of the kids attending Pumping Up have their own support group. While the parents wait for their kids, they share feelings and develop support to help each other. For more information, contact the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at (402) 484-8300.
 
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The Nebraska Medical Center Diabetes Center programs are interactive and focus on seven self-care behaviors identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. For more information about programs such as managing Type 2 diabetes, nutrition, gestational diabetes, exercise assessment, Eat, Walk and Talk Weight Loss, Diabetes Cooking Class, and beginning and advanced insulin pump class, call (402) 559-8700 or email diabetes@nebraskamed.com.
 
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays
This class is for anyone who needs to lose 10-30 pounds of excess weight. This class helps you trim down your risk of developing diabetes and other weight-related diseases with a personal weight loss coaching class. The class features four in-class sessions, and then four individual sessions. The cost is $150 or insurance billable. For more information, call (402) 559-8700.
 
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays (Four class sessions)
This class is for anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and needs to learn basic skills in nutrition, exercise, medications, monitoring, problem-solving, and preventing complications. Sessions are at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Diabetes Center, and they are insurance billable. For more information, call (402) 559-8700.
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Videos and Teleconferences
Control Diabetes for Life from UNL Food, Nutrition, and Health.  See upcoming events and view archived videos. 
 
Utah Diabetes Telehealth Series - Utah Department of Health, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.
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Want to list your diabetes-related event?  E-mail us at dhhs.diabetes@nebraska.gov and we will be happy to post it!
 
 
Contact Information:
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
  
Phone: (402) 471-2648
1-800-745-9311 (ask for Diabetes Section)