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.
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.