Patients who need help managing their diabetes receive expert, compassionate care at the Diabetes Management Program at North Shore Medical Center. North Shore Medical Center is the North Shore's largest health care provider and is home to more than 600 physicians of the North Shore.
Our program helps patients and their families develop skills and routines for diabetes management, including diet, exercise and medication. Patients in the diabetes management program work with a multidisciplinary team of case managers, primary care physicians, and certified diabetes educators to develop a diabetes treatment plan, consulting with endocrinologists, podiatrists and ophthalmologists as needed.
Patients get helpful information from certified diabetes educators through small group classes that feature topics such as eating in restaurants, the benefits of exercise, traveling with diabetes, dealing with the stress of diabetes, and reading food labels to count carbohydrates.
Successful diabetes management usually requires that patients make long-term lifestyle changes. NSMC offers support services to patients and families to help during this sometimes difficult process. Programs include:
Health Insurance policies typically cover some or all of the costs of these programs, though a referral from a primary care physician may be required. Patients should consult with their insurance company to see which services are covered and what co-payments may be required. Special payment arrangements may be made for patients who do not have insurance or whose insurance will not cover these diabetes management services.