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Diabetes Care

Improving Quality of Life for People Living with Diabetes

The Diabetes Education Program at Stephens Memorial Hospital is recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and is staffed by a certified diabetes educator. 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:

  • 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.

Diabetes Self-Management

Whether your are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for many years, our Diabetes Self-Management Education program will help you manage your condition and live a healthier lifestyle. We offer both one-day and multiple-class sessions. A physician referral is required. The program cost is usually covered by Medicare, MaineCare and private insurance. If you would like to participate, ask your doctor for a referral or call our department at 207-744-6057.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

The DPP helps people lower their chance of developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, like heart disease or stroke. Designed for people who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or who are at risk and want to make a healthy lifestyle change, this national program will help you eat healthier and become more active which may prevent diabetes.

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