Learn everything you need to know to control diabetes.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Chilton Medical Center helps adults with diabetes take steps that will make them feel better and stay healthier. This program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education.
"Program recognition from the American Diabetes Association identifies the hospital as having a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art education about diabetes self-management for the patients in our community," said Diabetes Education Coordinator Karen Donovan, RN, CDE. "Program recognition also supports Chilton's mission to improve the health status of the people that we serve. Obesity and a related increase in Type 2 diabetes in the community attest to the need for this program."
This program serves diabetic adults and their support-givers.
This includes individuals with newly diagnosed or longstanding:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Gestational diabetes
Others who will benefit from this program include:
- People who want information on recent advances in diabetes management
- People whose medical therapy has changed
- Family/significant others who provide support to people with diabetes
You'll get one-on-one attention.
Your care starts with an individual comprehensive assessment by Certified Diabetes Educators (a registered dietitian and registered nurse).
You'll learn everything you need to know to control diabetes including:
- diet and meal planning
- importance of physical activity
- blood glucose monitoring
How to participate in our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program:
This program requires a physician's prescription. We will also need your insurance information to verify coverage. Most insurance companies cover this program. We recommend you contact your insurer directly to determine your specific coverage. Our team acts as a liaison between you and your physician so that he/she is aware of your progress. A physician's prescription is required. We will also need your insurance information to verify coverage.
Enjoy flexible hours.
Services are available Monday through Friday, day and evening classes.
Learn how to schedule an appointment >
Additional services available:
- Diabetes Support Group Meetings
We offer support groups monthly in both the day and the evening. Please contact (973) 831-5229 for dates, times and locations.
- Free Syringe Disposal
Free syringe disposal service is available for safe disposal of syringes, needles and lancets used for administering health care at home.
* The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education.