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Hospital offers diabetes self-management education program

May 7, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Medical Center is gearing up for its latest Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

To live well with diabetes requires a balance between the tasks of self-management and the variety of everyday life. Developing and understanding a management plan empowers individuals with diabetes by providing them with the tools to independently resolve their challenges. While the number of people diagnosed with diabetes world-wide is increasing dramatically, so are the resources and technology available to better manage their care.

Beginning on May 11 and continuing for six consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offers comprehensive education in all facets of diabetes care including nutrition, exercise, self monitoring, stress reduction and avoidance of acute and chronic complications. The program is taught by an interdisciplinary team of local physicians including Drs. Michael Hill, M.D., David Johnson, M.D., Claude Roland, M.D. and Richard Erenstone, O.D. Completing the team of program educators are registered nurses, a physical therapist, pharmacist, health educator and dietitian/certified diabetes educator.

The diabetes self-management education program at AMC was recently re-accredited for the fourth consecutive time by the American Diabetes Association.

A physician referral is required for insurance or Medicare and Medicaid coverage of the program fee. Scholarships are available through the AMC Foundation. Please call 897-2611 with questions or to register.



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