Spotlight On Diabetes By Jill Jesso-White on November 15, 2017 in Community Health News Managing Diabetes – It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It November is National Diabetes Month and Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region is spotlighting the diabetes self-management courses that are offered at CHCRR’s primary care centers in Brandon, Rutland, Mettowee and Castleton. There is no out-of-pocket cost to diabetes patients for the CHCRR Diabetes Education Program which is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Classes include: Overview of diabetes How to self-monitor Importance of nutrition and exercise Potential acute and chronic complication of diabetes Special sessions with an overview of injectable medications Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, is too high. It can be diagnosed in children, during pregnancy, and in adults of all ages, and CHCRR providers are working to identify those patients who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, a condition where the blood sugar levels are running higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Early intervention can help prevent or delay progression from pre-diabetes into Type 2 diabetes. CHCRR Diabetes Educators are located at each of the following offices. Please call for more information about our diabetes education program. Brandon (802) 247-6305 Castleton (802)468-5641 Mettowee (802) 645-0580 Rutland (802) 773-3386 CHCRR wants diabetes patients to have the tools needed to manage their diabetes and to prevent diabetes related health problems in the future. For more detailed information, visit Diabetes Education.