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Over 29 million Americans have diabetes. Unmanaged diabetes can lead to life-threatening health problems. Diabetes can be controlled and complications avoided through self-management.

We believe Diabetes Self-Management Education is the key to preparing a person with diabetes to better manage his or her disease and get the best results. This program is a joint process that includes the person with diabetes, their health care provider, and educators who specialize in diabetes management.

What is Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
This outpatient program meets the needs of those who have been diagnosed with Type I, Type II or gestational diabetes. Education sessions are designed to help people with diabetes make lifestyle changes to successfully manage their disease. Topics discussed include diabetes nutrition, monitoring, medication management and prevention of complications, among others.

The Hardin Memorial Hospital Diabetes Management Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education and Support*

Other Diabetes Management Services

  • Diabetes Nutrition Therapy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Diabetes Medication Management by Nurse Practitioner
  • Pre-Diabetes Education
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Gestational Diabetes Education
  • Free Diabetes Support Groups for Adults, Youth and Insulin Pump Users

Getting Started

Most Diabetes Program services require a referral from your health care provider. Your insurance company or health plan will be billed for this service. If you have questions regarding coverage, check with your insurance company or health plan.

To schedule an appointment or obtain more information, call (270) 706-5092 or (270) 706-5071 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email us at

Diabetes Support Group

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Adult Diabetes Support Group
Support Group sessions include an educational discussion as well as an opportunity for patients to meet and learn from one another. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the fifth floor auditorium of Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Youth Diabetes Support Group

Join us for fun, learning and sharing! Every other month, kids from all over the area with diabetes get together, ages 5 to 15 years, to talk, learn and make new friends. A Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator will be there to answer questions and provide guidance.

Insulin Pump Support group
This support group is designed for people using or considering the use of a continuous insulin infusion pump. For more information regarding meeting dates and times, call (270) 706-5092.

Hadin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition
Community members who are interested in supporting the community and raising awareness of diabetes can join the Hardin/LaRue Diabetes Coalition. Membership is free. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Persons interested should contact The Lincoln Trail District Health Department at (270) 769-1601.

For additional information on Diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Management Brochure
Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
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