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Diabetes Management

If you have diabetes, you are not alone.  More than 79,300 Rhode Islanders suffer from diabetes of which 24,800 are not diagnosed yet. For the diabetic, this can cause serious long-term complications unless properly managed. An additional 311,200 are at risk for developing diabetes due to their weight, physical activity and age profile.

The staff at the Care New England Wellness Center includes nutritionists, exercise physiologists.  All of our experts have specific information about diabetes to share with you to help you better manage your diabetes.  

The Care New England Wellness Center Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support.

Diabetes Management

At the Care New England Wellness Center, we understand that everyone has different needs. That is why our diabetes program uses a personalized approach to help you meet your individual goals and lifestyle. We offer a variety of patient teaching programs and dietitian consultations for people living with diabetes including gestational diabetes.

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Diabetes Outpatient Education (DOE)
Our diabetes program has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs and is a state-certified Diabetes Outpatient Education (DOE) site. Classes are taught by a registered dietitian, a registered nurse and a pharmacist.

The program meets for two hours once a week over a five week period and includes an individual appointment with a registered dietitian. This program is ongoing with evening and morning sessions available. After completing the series, there is a three month follow-up appointment.

The Program includes:

  • PNutrition assessment and individual goal setting.
  • Understanding diabetes?
  • Meal planning.
  • Dining out and alcohol guidelines.
  • High and low blood sugar.
  • Monitoring blood sugar and ketones.
  • Sick day rules.
  • Insulin and other anti-diabetic drugs.
  • Insulin injection.
  • Risk factors and complications.
  • Foot care and hygiene.
  • Exercise.
  • Taking control of diabetes through your lifestyle.
  • Traveling.
  • Stress and psychological factors in diabetes.
  • Support systems
A 1997 Rhode Island law mandates insurance coverage for diabetes education when ordered by physicians. Patients are encouraged to call their insurance company for information regarding co-pays. Private consultations are available with certified diabetes educators, including registered dietitians.



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Care New England Wellness Center
2191 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Telephone: (401) 732-3066

  Diabetes Outpatient Education
Diabetes Outpatient Education classes are now being offered at the CNE Wellness Center.  Pre-screening and a physician referral is required.  Please call (401) 732-3066 for more information.
  Start with Nutrition
The Care New England Wellness Center offers programs that focus on long-term lifestyle changes, not just short-term solutions. Our medically-based weight management solutions include nutrition counseling, exercise, education and behavior modification. Call (401) 732-3066 to set up an appointment today.

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