Diabetes Self Management

One-on-one counseling and group-structured learning are tailored to need and may include topics such as: exercise, nutrition, insulin and blood sugar monitoring, medications, label reading, carbohydrate counting, and meal planning. Other diabetes management services include: continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pump training and assistance, and diabetic foot exams.

Diabetes Services Based at Medical Practices

Diabetes care and one-on-one counseling is also offered at some Franklin Health medical practices. To learn more contact your primary care provider.

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Six to seven percent of pregnancies are complicated by the development of pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes. This condition has consequences for both mother and baby including: large babies, a risk of the baby needing IV support after delivery, and increased chance that the mother will develop diabetes later in life. To better manage both gestational diabetes and women who already have diabetes and become pregnant, Franklin Health Women’s Care has a special clinic set aside so they can receive physician care, nutrition counseling, and diabetes education at the same time for their convenience.

Diabetes Support Group

Katie Drouin, RD, LD, and Nancy Taylor, RN, are announcing the start of a monthly diabetes support group in March and continuing through September. The groups are for anyone who has diabetes or supports an individual who has diabetes. Meetings will take place from 4-5 p.m. in the Allen Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The meetings is peer-led by Type 1 Diabetic and Diabetes Advocate Jim Cockerham.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 30: Describing the diabetes disease process and treatment options;
  • Thursday, April 27: Incorporating nutritional management into lifestyle;
  • Thursday, May 25: Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle;
  • Thursday, June 29: Using medication(s) safely and for maximum therapeutic effectiveness;
  • Thursday, July 27: Monitoring blood glucose and using the results for self-management decision making;
  • Thursday, August 31: Preventing, detecting, and treating acute & chronic complications; and
  • Thursday, September 28: Developing personal strategies to promote health and behavior change.  

To register or for additional information, call Katie Drouin at 779-2656.

Learn more

Call our dietitian 207-779-2656.

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