Diabetes in the North Country Hospital Service Area and What We’re Doing About It
Diabetes is a serious threat to the health of our community. That is why we have included a nutritionist/diabetes educator in the care team at all of our primary care practices. We also have a Certified Diabetes Education program that is based on the highest standards and best practices of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. If you have questions after reading the symptoms and risks below talk to your primary provider or call (802) 334-3264.
What is Available in the North Country Hospital Service Area for Diabetes Education & Prevention?
A number of educational and support programs are available through North Country Hospital.
Healthy Living With Diabetes ~ Diabetes Basics
This three-hour introductory course offers basic information about living with diabetes. With a referral from their primary care provider, newly diagnosed individuals and their families learn about the following topics:
- Medications — Orientation to insulin therapy is done on an individual basis.
- Monitoring blood glucose levels and how to interpret the results, such as low or high blood
Glucose. Blood glucose meters are available and loaned at no charge as needed.
- Basic nutrition and carbohydrate counting
- Eating out
- Physical activity and exercise
- Emergency support services
- Community resources
Healthy Living One With Diabetes – One-On-One Counseling
With a referral from a primary care provider, these sessions help diabetics to develop individualized treatment plans. This one-on-one time takes the information learned in the Basics class and applies it to each person’s specific situation. Services provided include:
- Consultation from a Diabetes Nurse Educator
- Initiation to self-monitoring of blood glucose
- Initiation to insulin therapy
- Annual review of self-care skills
For more information about diabetes education and treatment at North Country Hospital please talk to your primary provider
or call The Certified Diabetes Education Program 802-334-3264.
Diabetes in the North Country Hospital Service Area and What We’re Doing About It Diabetes is a serious threat to the health of our community. That is why we have included a nutritionist/diabetes educator in the care team at all …