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Coal Country Community Health Center has a Patient Education Specialist on staff to help you learn how to manage your diabetes. Like many people with diabetes, you may find managing the disease is difficult. That’s where a patient educator can help, by working with you to design a specific plan that includes the tools and support you need.

Diabetes Self Management & Education Services

Whether you are new to having diabetes or have had it for years, when you receive diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services from CCCHC, you will:

  • Work with a diabetes care and education specialist to set and track goals
  • Learn how to use knowledge, skills, and tools to build confidence and emotional strength to manage diabetes.
  • Practice how to fit diabetes care into all parts of your daily routine—like when and what you eat and how you solve problems.
  • Find ways to get support (in person and online) from your family, friends, community, and health care team.


For questions, contact Julie Ballensky, RN

Julie Ballensky, RN
Patient Education Specialist
(701) 873-4445