Diabetes is a chronic, complex disease that changes over time. Through self-management individuals make the majority of decisions and actions that determine their level of blood glucose control. To be an effective manager of your disease, knowledge and experience are necessary.
The amount and type of knowledge required depends on the goals each individual sets for themselves as to the level of diabetes control they desire. Diabetes is a disease in which good control can help prevent or delay complications.
Diabetes education is an ongoing process, since the need for education will continue to change as lifestyles change and new technologies become available.
The role of Marshfield Clinic Diabetes Education is to help individuals understand and use self-management tools to achieve optimal blood glucose levels.
Diabetes Support Groups
There are support groups that meet on a regular basis throughout Central, Northern and Western Wisconsin. To find one near you visit
Diabetes Advisor is a quarterly publication of the Marshfield Clinic Diabetes Education program, providing informative articles and delicious recipes to people with diabetes. Past issues are available for download as a PDF document.