Diabetes Self-Management Program-Valley Home Care

Diabetes Self-Management Program-Valley Home Care

Our Program:

The Valley Home Care (VHC) Diabetes Self-Management Program is a 4-week course with 2-hour meetings once a week for people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or those who would like help managing their diabetes. Each participant is invited to bring a family member or guest for support. Prior to participating in the program, registrants must compete a 1-hour individual assessment with a diabetes educator.


VHC’s Diabetes Self-Management Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. VHC’s program offers high-quality diabetes self-management education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The program provides a complete educational experience based on the needs of the patient and the recommendations of the patient’s physician.

Diabetes educators and nutritionist work together with the patient’s physician, informing the physician of any changes to the patient’s condition. Upon completion of the program, there will be a follow up assessment to ensure that patients have the tools they need to stay healthy and successfully manage their diabetes.

Insurance Coverage:

Many insurance companies, including Medicare will cover this program as a benefit to their subscribers. The out of pocket costs for the program will depend on the policy coverage and any limitations.

Sample Program Outline:

The program takes 9 hours complete. This includes the 1 hour assessment and four 2 hour class sessions. The follow is the class format:

Sessions I-IV:

*Diabetes knowledge and self-management skills assessment.

*Learning to live with and mange diabetes.

*Diabetes disease process

*Monitoring and use of blood glucose results

*Nutritional management

*Dining out and heart-healthy eating

*Carbohydrate counting

*Medication review

*Changing behavior, goal setting and problem solving

*Stress, coping and psychosocial adjustment


*Foot care



*Community resources

Post-program follow-up

Program Information:

The Diabetes Self-Management Program meets throughout the year at the Dorothy B. Kraft Center in Paramus. For class dates and times or for more information about the program, please call (201) 291-6000, ext. 111-7080 or email mkirchm@valleyhealth.com.

Valley Home Care

The Dorothy B. Kraft Center

15 Essex Road, Suite 301

Paramus, NJ  07652

(201) 291-6000, ext. 111-7080


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Disclaimer: This information came directly from the Valley Hospital Home Care pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email the above numbers for more information. I have never used the service so I have no opinion on it either yes or no to have it works.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Diabetes Self-Management Program-Valley Home Care

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the numbers above for information on the program.

    Liked by 1 person

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