Diabetes Education

7 Steps to understanding Diabetes

Stephanie Rezac, RD, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist from DETS will get you started on a path to understanding Diabetes

Stephanie Rezac
RD, Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
I genuinely love my job! I am passionate about helping others and look forward to every opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise with people living with diabetes.

Healthy Eating

  • Basic nutrition concepts and terms
  • Food and nutrient groups
  • Reading food labels
  • Measuring food
  • Strategies for dining out
  • Weight management planning

Being Active

  • Basic physical activity guidelines
  • Lifestyle and structured approaches
  • Modification suggestions based on ability
  • Recommendations specific for people living with diabetes
  • Special Considerations

Monitoring Blood Sugar

  • Basic physical activity guidelines
  • Lifestyle and structured approaches
  • Modification suggestions based on ability
  • Recommendations specific for people living with diabetes
  • Special Considerations

Taking Medications

  • Safety
  • Understanding diabetes-related medications 
  • Basic medication guidelines, administration, etc.
  • Storage and disposal
  • Complementary and alternative medicine 
  • Diabetes-related Supplies

Reducing Risks

  • Strategies for reducing risks of diabetes-related complications such as cardiovascular, kidney, eye, and nerve health
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Recommendations for foot, skin, and dental care
  • Preventative immunizations
  • Sick day management, traveling, and disaster preparedness
  • Pregnancy (before and during)

Problem Solving

  • Daily self-management
  • Sick day management
  • Special Considerations 
  • SMART goal-setting

Healthy Coping

  • Diagnosis
  • Stress management
  • Support
  • Feelings and attitudes related to diabetes
  • Motivation for self-care
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Financial