Self-Management Program at Klickitat Valley Health is an ADA recognized
program, offering high-quality education that is an essential
component of effective diabetes treatment.
helps patients with a new diagnosis or change in their diabetes receive comprehensive
information about disease management and self-care. Developed
as a 5-class program, patients learn answers to the often confusing
questions regarding diabetes and self-sufficiency, dietary and
lifestyle changes, and family related issues.
Diabetes Education Classes can
be arranged either one-on-one or in small groups. Family members
are strongly encouraged to participate. Patients can sign up for
the program through their primary care provider or the Family
Support Groups are an important piece of the diabetes puzzle.
Meet. Share. Learn. Thrive!
Diabetes Support Group
4th Tuesday of the month • 6:00-7PM
Goldendale Community Library
FREE • Volunteer-driven • Informal
These FREE meetings provide emotional support and education for those with diabetes and/or their families. It's a chance to meet and share experiences with others. The group is run by volunteers and meets monthly to go over topics that are determined by the group.
For more information call:
Marge (541) 965-0655
Please Note: Volunteer groups cannot give medical advise. Participants can only talk from their own experiences.
for the Diabetes Self-Management Program is available through
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Reauthor-ization
may be required by some private insurance plans. The patient is
responsible for the balance of services not covered by their health
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are
20.8 million people, or 7% of the population, in the U.S.
who have diabetes. An estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed,
unfortunately, 6.2 million people, (or nearly one-third)
are not aware that they have the disease.
death rates due to heart disease, stroke and cancer have
declined in recent years, the death rate due to diabetes
has increased by 45%.
cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both
genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack
of exercise appear to play roles. There is presently no
cure for diabetes, but medical treatments and lifestyle
changes enable patients to control the disease and live
full and active lives.
Information for the Diabetes Self-Management Program
Patients can sign up through their Primary Care Provider
or call Deann Blake, RN, BSN, CDE, KVH Diabetes Educator
Classes meet at KVH Family Medicine
Phone: (509) 773-4022 ext 2088
> Online Resources
from the American