Being diagnosed with diabetes can be scary. Your physician has told you that you need to take steps to control your blood sugar, but you may not know where to start. How can you modify your lifestyle to manage your diabetes and protect your long-term health? MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center's Diabetes Self-Management Program has the information and support you need.
The hospital's program offers comprehensive, high-quality education about diabetes management, delivered by qualified health professionals on an outpatient basis. The program empowers patients by working with them to design an action plan to take control of their diabetes and prevent complications.
Although many helpful diabetes medications and blood glucose monitoring systems have been developed in recent years, the foundation of managing diabetes symptoms and preventing complications is the patient's own lifestyle behaviors. Therefore, educating patients about the disease process, how to deal with it, and how to adjust their diets accordingly is a crucial part of treatment.
The Diabetes Self-Management Program covers how to monitor blood glucose and how to adjust medications, food, and physical activities based on those blood sugar results. Assessments and education are provided by a registered dietician. The program also provides personalized diabetes management action plans for participants and their families, ongoing individual and group education, and follow-up with the participants and their primary care physicians.
Diabetes Awareness Day
Nov. 7, 2017
Please join us for an informative, interactive seminar presented by Diabetes Care Expert Lauren R. Williams, MD, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, please contact us at (301) 877-5560. All are welcome to participate, whether you have been newly diagnosed or are a diabetes veteran.