Overview

The Diabetes Management Program at North Shore Medical Center helps patients and their families learn the necessary skills for managing diabetes through diet, medication and exercise. Our multidisciplinary team includes primary care physicians, case managers and certified diabetes educators who are nurses and dietitians. Endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, and podiatrists also contribute to the care of our patients. Learn more    Join us September 18 at 6 p.m. at NSMC Union Hospital for Bring your Meter Night.

Diabetes Management Program

  • Individualized assessment by diabetes educators
  • Goal-setting for optimal blood sugar management
  • Nutrition assessment, recommendations and meal planning
  • Instructions in blood sugar monitoring, glucometer reading
  • Oral medication or insulin management
  • Insulin pump initiation and management
  • Gestational diabetes assessment and management

Classes Offered by our Certified Diabetes Educators:

  • Eating in restaurants
  • Reading food labels and carbohydrate counting
  • Benefits of exercise
  • How your medications work
  • Traveling with diabetes
  • What to do when you are sick
  • How to deal with the stress of having diabetes
  • Diabetes and pregnancy
Most health insurance policies cover all or a portion of this program. Some policies require a referral from your primary care physician. Please check with your insurance company to find out which services are covered and if co-payments are required. For those without insurance or whose coverage is insufficient, special payment arrangements can be made.

Please call 781.477.3409 to register. Classes are held at NSMC Union Hospital.