Our Diabetes Educator offers a Self-Management Program that can help you learn how to control your Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. You receive a personalized plan, so you can monitor and manage your diabetes.
Our Diabetes Educator will work with you to review your medical history, health status, risk factors, understanding of diabetes, and lifestyle behaviors. We offer nutrition counseling and therapists who are committed to helping you reach your goals. The Educator coordinates with your primary care doctor and other providers as needed. Reduced risk of complications provides you the freedom of a better quality of life!
If you are without a primary care physician and would like assistance, please call 603-543-6900.
YOU CAN THRIVE WITH DIABETES
Do you want to:
- Improve your blood sugar and A1c levels?
- Keep your blood pressure on target?
- Better manage your cholesterol numbers?
- Save money on diabetes supplies?
Then Diabetes Education can help!
Diabetes education will help you learn how to manage your diabetes and be as healthy as possible by focusing on seven self-care behaviors: healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem-solving, healthy coping, and reducing risks.
Diabetes Care and Education Specialists are experienced healthcare professionals
– such as registered nurses, registered dietitians or pharmacists – who have special knowledge and skills to help you successfully manage all aspects of your diabetes. Like many people with diabetes, you may find managing the disease is difficult. That’s where a diabetes educator can help, by working with you to design a specific plan that includes the tools and support you need.
Diabetes education works.
Studies show that diabetes education helps people lower their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These things help you stay healthier and reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
The best times for diabetes education are:
- When you’re diagnosed with diabetes
- As part of your annual assessment of education, nutrition, or emotional issues
- When new complications arise
- During changes in your healthcare team or treatment
Why should I see a CDCES?
Successful diabetes self-management involves knowledge about a broad range of topics such as healthy eating, how to take medication as directed, fitting in exercise and coping with stress. It’s not easy to gain all of the necessary knowledge alone. With the help of a CDCES, you can learn how to effectively manage and improve your health.