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. Join us for our free monthly Diabetes Support GroupLearn more   

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Diabetes Management Program

  • Individualized assessment by diabetes educators
  • Goal setting for optimal blood sugar management
  • Nutritional assessment, recommendations and meal planning
  • Instruction in blood sugar monitoring
  • Recommendations for oral medication and/or insulin adjustment
  • Insulin pump education
  • Gestational diabetes assessment and management

Diabetes Self-Management Training Classes

Our certified diabetes educators lead these group classes. Topics include:

  • Understanding the diagnosis of diabetes and dealing with the stress
  • Overcoming the mental and emotional barriers of managing your diabetes
  • Living a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of exercising
  • Eating in restaurants
  • Reading food labels and carbohydrate counting
  • How your diabetes medications work

Physician Referrals

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.


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