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Diabetes Education

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services help people with diabetes learn how to take the best care of themselves. Ask your doctor for a referral to our DSMES services to help you manage your diabetes.

How will DSMES help me?

When you learn that you have diabetes, your first question might be, “What can I eat?” DSMES will answer this question and many others. Your first step should be ask your doctor to refer you for DSMES. If your doctor does not talk to you about these services, bring it up during your visit.

DSMES services include a health care team who will teach you how to stay healthy and how to make what you learn a regular part of your life.

DSMES services will help you:

  • Make better decisions about your diabetes.

  • Work with your health care team to get the support you need.

  • Understand how to take care of yourself and learn the skills to:

    • Eat healthy.

    • Be active.

    • Check your blood sugar (glucose).

    • Take your medicine.

    • Solve problems.

    • Cope with the emotional side of diabetes.

    • Reduce your risk of other health problems.

Why is DSMES important?

  • People who have the knowledge and support to manage their diabetes are healthier than those who do not.

  • Learning how to control your diabetes will save money and time, and help you have fewer emergency and hospital visits.

  • Knowing how and when to take your medication, how to monitor your blood sugar (glucose), and how to take care of yourself, helps you manage your diabetes better.

  • Managing your diabetes will help you avoid or delay serious health complications.

  • The skills you learn will help you take better care of yourself. Diabetes management starts with you.

How do I start?

Start by giving us a call and asking to speak with a pharmacist. We will schedule a time to have our initial one-on-one discussion. We may ask you to provide additional information like your recent lab work and/or a doctor referral (forms found below).​

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Ben

McNabb
Pharmacist/Owner

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Amanda

Adams
Pharmacist

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About Us

Love Oak Pharmacy is a locally owned independent community pharmacy in Eastland, Texas. We are a small business with a big heart for our community and for the people we serve every day. We think the special relationships we develop with our patients improves customer experience and health outcomes. Our core principle to love and serve others guides our patient interaction. We strive to help people achieve total wellness, in mind, body and spirit.

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