Parkview Adventist Medical Center – Hospital in Brunswick, Maine

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Parkview’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education.*

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The toughest part of diabetes is not monitoring your intake. It’s managing your frustration. That’s why there is a program with an approach sensitive to your needs as a whole person – body, mind, heart and spirit. Our adult education program encourages you to be an active partner in your care and also encourages family involvement. Our patients with diabetes receive unique and specialized education and support.

Outstanding medical information is just the beginning of what you need. It is also just the beginning of what you receive.

Diabetic education classes are held at varying times.

Sessions include topics such as:

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Learning to Live with Diabetes
  • All About Insulin and Oral Medication
  • Basics of Eating
  • Food and Blood Glucose
  • Planning Meals
  • Stocking the Cupboard
  • Monitoring Your Diabetes
  • Regulating Blood Glucose
  • Medications
  • Stress and Coping
  • Physicial Activity and Exercise
  • Personal Health Habits
  • Long-term and Acute Complications
  • Changing Behavior and Emotional Aspects of Diabetes
  • Putting the Pieces Together

Smooth Sailing With Diabetes 

Our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Diabetes can be a confusing and overwhelming illness. Controlling diabetes is possible when you take care of yourself. Parkview’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program provides valuable information and support to help you manage your diabetes and live a happier, healthier life. Our program follows the Maine Diabetes Prevention and Control Program guidelines, and is certified by the American Diabetes Association. Many insurace companies cover much of the cost of the program, including Medicare and Medicaid. Talk to your doctor about a referral. Is it possible that you have diabetes?

Contact your physician for an evaluation if you have any of the following risk factors (not all signs of diabetes are noted):

  • You have a family member with diabetes.
  • You are 45 or older and lead a sedentary lifestyle.
  • You have had a pregnancy resulting in a child with a birth weight of nine pounds or more.
  • You are overweight or obese.
  • You are unusually tired, have blurred vision, tingling in hands or feet, or increased thirst or urination.

For more information concerning class times, fee, registration details or more, call the Diabetes Education office at (207) 373-2214

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