Learning to deal with type 2 diabetes | free Press

If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus, you need to adjust your lifestyle and diet. Patients can learn to deal with the disease. There are training courses, you should know.


General practitioners, clinics and specialist practices offer special training for patients with type 2 diabetes. There, people learn how to better cope with the diagnosis and the disease.

When looking for offers, patients should make sure the training is approved as part of a disease management program (DMP). The Health Knowledge Foundation recommends this.

Assumption of costs for DMP approval

An advantage of DMP-approved training courses: They must meet certain requirements and be able to demonstrate their effectiveness. DMPs are structured treatment programs that help people with chronic illnesses manage their illness.

For patients enrolled in a disease management program (DMP), health insurance typically also covers the cost of attending DMP-approved training. Everyone else should ask the health insurance company about assuming the costs.

Impart knowledge and clarify important questions.

Diabetes training teaches what people with diabetes need to consider when it comes to their diet. Or how exercise can have a positive effect on blood sugar. Practical questions also often play a role: How do I measure my blood sugar? How do I react to high or low blood sugar levels? What treatment methods exist and which ones help? (dpa)

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