Diabetes Education Services

Diabetes Education

Medical nutritionDiabetes is a chronic medical condition which affects children and adults. Management techniques include fostering healthy behaviors, such as losing weight, monitoring blood sugar levels, and meal planning. Diabetes education provides counseling and support based on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) 7 self-care behaviors. Knowledge and skill training identify individual barriers and facilitate problem solving and coping skills.

It takes a team to manage diabetes well. At Cottage Hospital, our Diabetes Education Program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Our Diabetic Educator has flexible hours, and when necessary works collaboratively with our on- staff Registered Dietician, Endocrinologist and your primary health care provider to provide you with the information, tools, nutritional education and medical assistance needed to manage your diabetes. A community outreach diabetic support group is offered monthly with frequent guest speakers.

Services: Participants work with a Diabetes Educator to learn

  • general diabetes self-management.
  • blood glucose monitoring.
  • insulin administration via syringe or insulin pen.
  • lifestyle modification planning.
  • gestational diabetes (for pregnant women).
  • nutritional management of diabetes.

Hour of Service: Monday 4pm–7pm; Tuesday 8am–1pm

Contact: 603.747.9156 or myhospital@cottagehospital.org

Location: Cottage Hospital Specialty Clinic, 90 Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH 03785