Support Services

Diabetes Support Group

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You do not need to manage your diabetes alone. From physician specialists to dieticians, our expert staff provides support services that address the medical, emotional and everyday challenges of living with diabetes.

Supporting You Every Step of the Way

Whether you have just been diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, our broad range of support opportunities can help you every step of the way. We offer individual and group education, day and evening group sessions as well as free support groups.

Support services include:

 

Joslin Circle Support Group

Provides patients and family members an atmosphere in which to share how they cope with diabetes and offer encouragement to one another. Discussions vary and include specialty topics. There is no fee for this program.

On the Road Diabetes Program

Raises awareness about the importance of diabetes screenings, management and prevention through a partnership with the Prince George’s County Health Department.

Diabetes Today

Provides a complete overview of how to effectively manage diabetes. This program is for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes within the last 6 months or have never met with a diabetes educator. You will learn basic diabetes self-management skills for medication, nutrition, meal planning, physical activity and blood glucose monitoring. Participants must have a signed referral from physicians.

Carb Counting

Helps you manage new challenges, set new goals and develop an individual action plan as well as develop advance carbohydrate-counting skills. Carbohydrates are a key source of glucose and have a direct effect on your insulin and sugar levels. Participants must be adults who have diabetes and have attended a basic diabetes education class in the previous calendar year or earlier; pre-registration is required.

Insulin to Carb Ratio

Provides participants the opportunity to learn how to benefit from better blood sugar control while taking insulin. Learn how to match the amount of insulin you take to the amount of carbohydrates you eat. This class will also help you manage new challenges, set new goals, and develop an individual action plan. This course is open to adults who have diabetes and attended a basic diabetes education class in the previous calendar year or earlier; pre-registration is required.

Fundamentals of Insulin Pump Therapy/Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Provides individuals who have diabetes information about the advantages, disadvantages and expectations regarding insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring systems. In-depth information and instructions are given to those individuals who choose to utilize the insulin pump or continuous glucose monitoring system as an adjunct to their diabetes care. This course is open to adults who have diabetes; a signed referral form from your physician and pre-registration required.

Insulin Pump Therapy Orientation

An opportunity for those diagnosed with diabetes to learn about the insulin pump and whether it could be suitable for their diabetes health care plan.

Diabetes Education

There are a lot of components to managing diabetes, such as the diabetes disease process, nutritional management, physical activity, medications, glucose monitoring and psychosocial adjustment. Medication alone is not an effective treatment. Diabetes education makes you more aware of diabetes, what it takes to treat it, and gives you the knowledge to help control it.

Nutrition Counseling

One-on-one meetings with a registered dietician who specializes in diabetes management. The dietician will help you modify your meal planning and lifestyle to manage your diabetes and support your health, while also taking into consideration your preferences.

Insulin Pump Education and Management

Insulin pumps can give you flexibility, compared to other ways of administering insulin. In your special one-on-one session with a certified diabetes educator, you will learn everything you need to know about using an insulin pump. You can also ask questions about specific insulin pumps and get ongoing support as you use your insulin pump. Our educators work closely with your physician and dietician to provide you with an optimal training program.


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