Holy Family Hospital

Diabetes

"Our Diabetes Education Program empowers patients to manage their diabetes by teaching them skills and providing the support they need to do so in ways that meet their individual lifestyles."

- Beth Cronin, MS, RD, LND, CDE, Coordinator of the Holy Family Hospital Steward Diabetes Care Program.

Unlike many health conditions, diabetes can be controlled by patients themselves when they understand and practice proper medical management and lifestyle strategies.

The Steward® Diabetes Care Program provides comprehensive education and support for participants and their families at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill. From diet and exercise information to medication and glucose monitoring, Holy Family's specially-trained health professionals partner with participants to help them learn to self-manage their diabetes and decrease the risk of future complications.

Nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the Steward Diabetes Care Program's certified diabetes nurse educator and registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator provide participants and their families with:

  • Individualized assessment by a certified diabetes educator
  • Instruction in self blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration
  • Nutrition assessment and recommendations by a registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator
  • Small group or individual classes that cover such topics as: healthy eating; activity and medication in glucose control; the emotional component of living with diabetes; travel planning; dining out; food preparation and problem solving
  • Follow-up telephone call and office visits
  • Individualized nutrition and nurse consultations
  • Monthly diabetes education and support groups

Preventing Diabetes Complications Begins with Care

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. And another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. By understanding your condition, you can make positive strides in controlling diabetes. Learn more.

Pay Particular Attention to Wounds if you have Diabetes

People with diabetes are prone to foot wounds. In fact, it is estimated that more than 7 million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing foot wounds. Learn more.

Referral

A physician referral is required for diabetes outpatient services.

Insurance

Most health insurance plans cover all or at least a portion of this service. For those without insurance or whose coverage is insufficient, special payment arrangements can be made.

Interpreter Services

As with all hospital services, interpreters (any language) for non-English-speaking patients are available. Please call 978-687-0156, ext. 2275 for an interpreter at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.

Other resources for patients with diabetes

The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley, 978-420-1405 or the Wound Care Clinic at Holy Family Hospital, 978-687-0156.


Diabetes Care Program Expands to Haverhill

Patients requiring diabetes education and support can now meet with our expert diabetes care team at the Haverhill campus.  This outpatient service is being offered one day a week in Haverhill and appointments continue to be available in Methuen.

Diabetes Care Program

For appointments and referrals to the outpatient program in Methuen or Haverhill, please call 978-687-0156, ext. 2161

Other Resources for Patients with Diabetes

Award-Winning Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley
140 Lincoln Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830
978-420-1405 
  

Wound Clinic
Holy Family Hospital
70 East St.
Methuen, MA 01840
978-687-0151, ext. 2018 

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