Our diabetes education program promotes effective self-care among people with or at risk for diabetes.
Research has proven that education in diabetes and self-management skills help to develop a person’s confidence to live successfully with their disease. Cape Cod Healthcare offers a multidisciplinary approach to diabetes treatment, with an emphasis on education, diet, exercise and on-going self-management.
The Cape Cod Healthcare diabetes education team includes registered dietitian/certified diabetes educators and registered nurse/certified diabetes educators.
The American Diabetes Association recognizes the Cape Cod Healthcare education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self- Management Education.
Self Management Program
Learning for Life, the Diabetes Education Program begins with a one-on-one visit with a Nurse Educator or Nutritionist so that we can place you in the educational sessions that will best meet your needs.
Group sessions are two hours in length and include:
- DE 1 Class: Diabetes Overview and Standards of Care
- DE 2 Class: Nutrition Guidelines and Exercise Guidelines & Goal Setting
The Self-management Program is also offered on an individual basis.
Group and individual sessions are available with the registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator and registered nurse/certified diabetes educator. Services include:
- Comprehensive assessment
- Customized education
- Blood glucose meter instruction
- Insulin administration
- Insulin pump therapy
- Gestational diabetes program
- Weight management
- Carbohydrate counting
Most major insurance companies cover diabetes education. Please check with your insurance company before making an appointment.
Scheduling an Appointment
Appointments and class registration is by physician referral. For information, please call 508-862-5898.
Appointments are available at these sites:
Mecial Office Building
90 Ter Heun Drive, Suite 302
Cape Cod Hospital
40 Quinlan Way, Suite 206
Fontaine Medical Center
525 Long Pond Drive
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