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Diabetes Services

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Live Successfully with Diabetes

Learning to manage your diabetes is an important step in living a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes Services is here to help. Our team of physicians and endocrinology associates provides individualized diabetes education and self-management training for children and adults, in private and small group sessions.

Our certified diabetes educators and registered dieticians work in cooperation with your physician and your entire health care team to help you reach your goals, whether you have Type 1, Type 2, Pre-Diabetes or gestational diabetes.

After an initial visit, we will tailor a plan that's right for you. This may cover: 

  • Why monitoring is important
  • Education about meters
  • Nutrition guidance
  • Understanding some basics about diabetes
  • Exercise (programs at The Works Family Health & Fitness Center)
  • Guidelines for how to eat on sick days (illness, dental procedures, surgeries or stressful events that may effect your eating)
  • Foot care

Make an Appointment

You may be referred at any time by yourself, your doctor or other healthcare provider. You will need a prescription or referral requesting diabetes self-management education from your doctor if you would like insurance coverage for services. Call Diabetes Services at (603) 740-2887 for an appointment or have your physician fax a referral to (603) 740-2886.

Diabetes Educational Classes and Support Groups

For the schedule, more information, or to register for any of the following programs, please call Diabetes Services at (603) 740-2887 (option 2) or email

This class is perfect for you if you’ve been recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes or if you are looking for a simple nutrition refresher class.  The class is FREE and takes place virtually on zoom.  Classes are offered once per month, rotating morning and afternoon times.

Eating Well and Monitoring with Diabetes - NOW VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM
This class offers a way to end the confusion and start you on a personalized plan to better living and eating with diabetes. It will focus on understanding blood sugars, learning about the goal of care, as well as adjusting to life with diabetes.  Classes are offered once per month in the afternoon. Class attendance is covered by Medicare and other insurance plans (co-pays may apply). Please refer to your individual insurance plan for covered benefits. 

Type 1 Community Meeting - Please see Facebook for updates - Seacoast NH Type 1 Diabetes Support Community
This is a community of adults with Type 1 Diabetes that meets quarterly from 6-7 PM at the Wentworth-Douglass Professional Center. It is led by Dr. Michael Davidson.

Sweet Connections: Diabetes Community Support Group  NOW VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

Move from frustration to inspiration by joining in with the Sweet Connection Support Community.  Join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Free – Join Anytime – No Commitment 

Sharps Exchange
Diabetes Services also offers a quarterly Sharps Exchange program for the safe transfer and disposal of needles and sharp supplies from our patients with diabetes. It is held in the Main Lobby at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Bring your old sharps container and we’ll issue you a new one.  Exchanges will take place in the hospital's main lobby near the Waterfall Café. Sharps Exchange dates for 2021 are:

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – 8am to 6 pm CANCELED
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – 8am to 6 pm
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – 8am to 6 pm
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – 8am to 6 pm

Programs for Children with Diabetes

Let's empower children and teens with diabetes to live healthy; enrich their lives with activity, education and support; and inspire them to follow their dreams. 

Families are encouraged to participate in many of our Diabetes Camps. Space is limited. Individual program brochures will be available 2 months prior to each event and will include registration and fee information. Scholarships are available through the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation.

For more information, request brochures or ask questions about our kids programs, please call Kris Ferullo at (603) 740-2861.

Camp Lance-A-Lot For Families
May 1-3, 2020  CANCELED
at Camp Merrowvista, Center Tuftonboro, NH

A family weekend getaway that provides an environment where children with diabetes, their parents and siblings can bond, grow and share good old fashioned fun together with other families.  Activities include hiking, outdoor recreation, canoeing, crafts and games.  Open to families with children ages 5-17. 

Download Registration Packet

Camp Hot Shot For Kids with Diabetes
June 29 - July 3, 2020 CANCELED
at The Works Family Health & Fitness Center, Somersworth, NH

A week-long day camp for kids with diabetes from 1st through 8th grade to enjoy crafts, sports, games and bonding with other campers.  Diabetes education is integrated into daily activities.  Children are supervised by professionals experienced in diabetes management.

Camp Lance-A-Lot For Teens
September 25-27, 2020 CANCELED
at Camp Merrowvista, Center Tuftonboro, NH

A weekend adventure for teens with diabetes to interact with others who face the same challenges in a fun, adventurous environment.  Teens are supervised by professionals experienced in diabetes management.

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Diabetes Outpatient Services

10 Members Way

Dover, NH 03820

Phone: (603) 740-2887

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Sweet Support Podcast

Diabetes Educators Marianne Evans Ramsay and Megrette Fletcher offer diabetes management support and knowledge when you need it, where you need it. This podcast, for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes, will explore the joys and challenges of fitting diabetes care into your life.

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