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 May 21 at 6 p.m. for Beyond Rice: Taste Testing New Grains.

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 education and management
  • Gestational diabetes assessment and management
  • Self-management training classes (see below)

Diabetes Self-Management Training Classes

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

  • 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

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.

Diabetes Management referral form


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