Diabetes Self-Management Education Program: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education, the Diabetes Self-Management Outpatient Education Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center offers both individual diabetes counseling and group diabetes education.
Individual sessions are scheduled to accommodate each participant’s needs. Group education sessions provide the participant the opportunity to interact with others who have diabetes.
Because family support is so important in the management of diabetes, each participant is encouraged to bring a family member or friend to the program.
Diabetes is a lifelong disease and information and skills you need to manage your diabetes may change over time.
Information and Appointments: To schedule an appointment or to additional information call the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center: (201) 894-3335.
Education: Educational topics covered in the program include:
*Individualized meal planning, weight control and carbohydrate counting.
*Medication and insulin (if appropriate).
*Self-monitoring blood glucose.
*Managing high and low blood sugars.
*Intensive insulin management
*Insulin pump therapy
*Prevention and early detection of diabetes complications and diabetes emergencies.
*Stress management, risk reduction and problem solving.
This program provides education to individuals and families with:
*Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
*Gestational diabetes (diabetes found during pregnancy)
The program is open to:
*Those requiring changes in their diabetes treatment plan.
*Individuals newly diagnosed
*Those looking for assistance to better manage their diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes Education:
The Gestational Diabetes Education Program teaches women how to mange one of the most common metabolic disorders of pregnancy. By controlling blood glucose levels, mothers-to-be have a greater assurance of having a healthy baby.
A free Diabetes Support live with Group is open to individual and their families. This group allows participants to share their experiences, learn from others and discuss how they live with diabetes. Guest speakers are often featured. This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. (no meetings in July or August).
An Insulin Pump Support Group is held quarterly for those using an insulin pump, those interested in pump therapy and those using multiple daily injections.
The Diabetes Self-Management Outpatient Education Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is covered by Medicare and most insurance providers. A referral or prescription from you healthcare provider is needed.
Diabetes Education Overview:
Diabetes is a disease that affects almost 30 million people in the United States-both young and old. While it can be very serious, good diabetes control can prevent and/or minimize long-term complications.
Self-Management is an essential component of diabetes treatment. The Diabetes Self-Management Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is designated to help you gain the everyday skills needed to manage diabetes successfully.
Our team of experienced certified diabetes educators, including registered nurses and registered dietitians, have created a comprehensive program to help you and your family gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to achieve and maintain control of your diabetes.
American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards from Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Your hospital for life.
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Pamphlet. I have never used the service so I have no opinion either yes or no to how the programs works. Please call the above number or email for additional information.