Diabetes Education

Kimball Medical Center Diabetes Education Program NJ

Almost 24 million people have diabetes in the United States today and another 57 million are at risk – that’s one out of every four Americans. While diabetes is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease (Type 2 diabetes) can be controlled or even prevented with proper nutrition and exercise.

Educating those who have the disease and those who are at risk is the goal of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus's (MMCSC) Diabetes Education Program. Recently awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate, our program is now certified by the ADA as offering the high-quality diabetes self-management education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.

The program – which is taught by certified diabetic educators who are also registered nurses and dieticians – helps those with diabetes understand the disease and teaches them how to manage it. Participants receive assistance with glucose monitors, can get nutritional advice along with meal planning and learn about available treatment options. MMCSC also provides gestational diabetes information as well as pediatric and adult medical nutrition therapy.

Diabetes Self-management classes are offered on Thursdays from 10am to noon at MMCSC. A prescription for diabetes education and nutritional counseling from your physician is required. The fee for this service is often covered by insurance and Medicare.

All sessions are held at The Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood on the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.

Registration is required by calling 732.886.4731. All callers should have their insurance information on hand at the time of registration.

In addition to the series of education classes, MMCSC also offers free monthly glucose screenings and free monthly support groups aimed at ensuring that patients not only understand their condition but play a role in the control of their illness. For more information on these support groups and screenings, call 732.886.4731 or 732.923.5025.

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