If you have diabetes, you’re not alone. One in 10 Yavapai County residents live with the condition. 

“It’s pretty widespread,” says Andrea Klein, RN, BSN, CDCES, CCRP, Director of Preventive Medicine and Wellness, Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). “Even with numbers like this, people who have diabetes can feel isolated.” 

YRMC’s Diabetes Self-Management program helps people living with the condition overcome feelings of isolation. During five weekly sessions, participants learn strategies that empower them to effectively manage their diabetes. The program is for anyone with diabetes, from the newly diagnosed to people who have lived with the condition for years. 

“Group members become each other’s cheerleaders and champions,” says Bonita Wilson, RN, CDCES, YRMC’s Diabetes Educator. “The comradery creates a positive learning environment.” 

YRMC’s 2023 Diabetes Self-Management five sessions will focus on: 

  • Managing Your Diabetes 
  • Meals: Healthy Eating 
  • Monitoring, Motion and Problem Solving 
  • Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping 
  • Taking Medications and Putting it All Together 

YRMC’s Diabetes Education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Quality Self-Management Education. The program is offered throughout the year in Prescott and Prescott Valley.   

For more information, call (928) 771-5794 in Prescott or (928) 759-5920 in Prescott Valley or visit our DignityHealth.org/YRMC. 

Submitted by Dignity Health Yavapai Regional Medical Center