Holy Family Hospital


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 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen is an outpatient service that provides comprehensive education and support for participants and their families. 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


A physician referral is required for diabetes outpatient services.


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
The Wound Care Clinic at Holy Family Hospital, 978-687-0156.

Diabetes Care Program
Steward Holy Family Endocrinology
60 East Street, Suite 2100
Methuen, MA 01844

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley
140 Lincoln Avenue
Haverhill, MA 01830

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

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