Diabetes Education and Support
Getting the support you need to control diabetes
Learning how to control your diabetes is important to good health. Many people with diabetes need assistance, education and support to help control their diabetes. MaineHealth offers classes, medical counseling and behavioral health support to people diagnosed with diabetes. Our diabetes care team helps people of all ages understand how to control diabetes, be healthy and enjoy the best possible quality of life.
Where to find support
At MaineHealth, we offer diabetes classes in the community taught by certified diabetes educators, or diabetes educators working on their certification. There classes are for people with diabetes, their caregivers, and for people with prediabetes.
Individual and small class help for diabetes is offered at doctors’ offices, local hospitals and other community settings:
- Franklin Community Health Network
- Maine Medical Center
- Memorial Hospital
- Pen Bay Medical Center
- Southern Maine Health Care
- Waldo County General Hospital
Prediabetes classes are also offered for those that are at risk for developing diabetes.
Taking care of diabetes can require a number of behavior changes (for example: diet, exercise). MaineHealth also has behavioral health clinicians who can help with this. The clinicians see patients in doctors' offices and in diabetes centers. Talk to your provider about referral to a behavioral health clinician.
Diabetes education and support at home
MaineHealth Care at Home offers diabetes education and support in the comfort of home, whether assisted living, a long-term care facility or a family home. Nurses, dietitians and other healthcare providers help people learn to manage and take control of their diabetes.
Talk to your doctor about getting a referral for support and guidance through MaineHealth Care at Home.