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Learn more about diabetes management

For help finding a diabetes expert, visit our online physician finder or call our Access Line at 877-CAPECOD.

Diabetes Care and Education

At Cape Cod Healthcare, we take a comprehensive, personalized approach to diabetes care with a focus on prevention, education and management.

Diabetes is a metabolism disorder that affects the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. When you have diabetes, your pancreas either produces little or no insulin or the body’s cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. As a result, glucose accumulates in the body, which can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, nerve damage and blindness.

Personalized Care for Your Diabetes

Since diabetes can have wide-ranging symptoms and complications, Cape Cod Healthcare patients will benefit from our network of specialized services should you need them. We offer:

  • Diabetes education
  • Diabetes testing
  • Endocrinology (hormonal system care) services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Wound care

Diabetes Education Program

Research shows that diabetes education helps people develop the confidence to live successfully with their disease. Our American Diabetes Association-recognized Diabetes Education Program, led by certified diabetes educators, is designed to help you understand your diabetes condition and learn the best ways to manage it.

As part of our Diabetes Education program we emphasize:

  • Education
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Ongoing self-management skills

For more information on the Cape Cod Healthcare Diabetes Education Program or to register, call 508-862-5898.