Chester River Health System offers a comprehensive program to help individuals with diabetes better manage their disease. The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
The program begins with a doctor's referral. Patients are scheduled for an individual counseling session with the dietitian and the nurse educator. The program continues with 8 hours of class instruction. Classes are interactive, 2 hour, small group sessions which allow for discussion and questions. Since a diagnosis of diabetes involves life style changes, the diabetic is encouraged to bring their support person to the classes.
Continuing education and support are key in managing diabetes. Chester River Hospital Center offers a Diabetes Support Group to provide individuals and their families with up to date information and a network of support people.
The group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except August and December) at 6:30 pm in the Conference Center on the second floor of the Hospital.
For more information contact Chrissy Nelson, RN, at 410-778-7668, extension 2175.