Improving the Quality of Life for Individuals Living with Diabetes
The Diabetes Education Program at Stephens Memorial Hospital is recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and is staffed by two Certified Diabetes Educators. Our mission is to improve the health care outcomes and quality of life for members of our community living with diabetes.
Our Diabetes Education Program Offers:
- Monthly Diabetes Support Groups
- Diabetes Self-Management Education
- Insulin Pump Initiation and Ongoing Management
- Continuous Glucose Monitors
- Insulin and Other Injection Training
- Blood Sugar Meter Training
- Carbohydrate Counting
For more information please contact us at 207-744-6057.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education program will guide you in managing diabetes and help you live a healthier lifestyle. Anyone living with diabetes, whether newly diagnosed or who have been living with the disease for many years. We encourage family participation. Options include both one-day and multiple-class sessions. A physician referral is required. The cost for this class is usually covered by Medicare, MaineCare and private insurance.
If you are interested in participating, ask your doctor for a referral or call our department at 207-744-6057.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) at Stephens Memorial Hospital is a Center for Disease Control program which has been proven as a successful strategy to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. This yearlong program is offered throughout the year. Sessions are interactive and led by trained lifestyle coaches.
Speak with your healthcare provider about your risk for Type 2 diabetes. There is a one-time $30.00 fee for the program. If you have questions or would like to enroll, please contact Betty Sirois MSN, RN, CDE at 207-744-6057.
The Diabetes Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Office Building (193 Main Street, Norway ME) from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm. Come Join Us!