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:
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.
Build a Better Diet VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM
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 - 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 five times per year from 6:00 – 7:00pm over Zoom. It is led by Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RDN, CDCES and Dr. Dylan Thomas.
The topics and dates are:
• February 2, 2022 Meal Planning & Phone Apps
• April 6, 2022 Alarm Fatigue
• June 1, 2022 Beautiful Bellies in Diabetes
• October 5, 2022 Hidden Treasures – Uncovering Community Resources
• December 7, 2022 Technology Update
Sweet Connections: Diabetes Community Support Group - Temporarily on hold, but you can learn more about diabetes 24/7 by listening to the Sweet Support Podcast.
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 2022 are:
• Tuesday, March 15, 2022 8:00am – 6:00pm
• Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:00am – 6:00pm
• Tuesday, September 13, 2022 8:00am – 6:00pm
• Tuesday, December 6, 2022 8:00am – 6:00pm
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.
At Camp Lance-A-Lot for Families, parents, children and siblings will connect and grow with other families coping with similar challenges.Register Here
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.Listen Now
If you have prediabetes or at risk, please call the Patient & Family Learning Center at 603-609-6027 or email us at PFLC@WDHospital.org Learn more about prediabetes and take the risk test at preventdiabetesnh.org.Take the Test
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