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Diabetes Management

If you have diabetes, you are not alone.  More than 60,000 Rhode Islanders suffer from diabetes of which 20,000 are not diagnosed yet. For the diabetic, this can cause serious long-term complications unless properly managed.

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

Diabetes Management

The Care New England Wellness Center offers 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.
 
The program meets for 2 hours once a week over a 5-week period and includes an individual appointment with a nurse practitioner and registered dietitian. This program is ongoing with evening and morning sessions available. After completing the series, there is a 3-month follow-up appointment. The Program includes:

  • Pre-screening and individual goal setting
  • What is diabetes?
  • Diet planning
  • Alcohol and eating out
  • 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
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 nurse practitioners and registered dietitians.
  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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