Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center
The Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center provides both nutritional counseling for a wide variety of medical conditions and diabetes education in individual or group settings. The Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as offering high-quality education services to the patients it serves. Learn about the diabetes education classes available after you complete your one-on-one diabetes consults.
The Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center is located at 756 Commercial Street, Rockport, in the former Health Connections Building.
Phone: 701-3999; Fax: 701-3990.
Click here for the 2013 dates and times of the diabetes support group held at the Picker Center at Pen Bay Medical Center.
Registered dietitians and registered nurses with special training in diabetes education staff the center
Program Team Members
Registered Dieticians: Marcia Kyle and Eileen Molloy.
Registered Nurses: Brenda Berry and Donna Dugal.
From left, Marcia Kyle, Brenda Berry,
Donna Dugal and Eileen Molloy.
Diabetes Education helps people with diabetes who
How to control diabetes
What you should eat
The how, when & why of blood sugar monitoring
Which exercise is right for you and how exercise affects blood sugar
How to prevent diabetes complications
How to manage blood sugar during illness
About the effects of emotions on diabetes
How to enhance your quality of life
About how diabetes medications work in your body
How to take insulin if needed
Insulin pump education and support
Use of continuous blood glucose monitoring
Registered dieticians meet with you to assess your diet and create a plan for your nutritional health.
You can learn about
Diabetes education is covered under most insurance plans; some also reuimburse for other nutritional counseling. Check with your insurer about your policy. If you do not have insurance, please call 596-8267 to apply for financial assistance.
Each initial appointment takes about an hour and includes a complete assessment of the clients' understanding of diet related to their concern, curernt and past dietary efforts and other health and nutrition issues. Based upon the assessment, education on the topics important for that client begins. We provide the tools needed to make dietary change for improved health.
After the initial consult, an individual follow-up visit is usually set up in about 2-4 weeks. Most people need 1-2 followup visits, but the extent of followup is based upon the participant's needs.
Click for a complete schedule of our classes (PDF, new window).
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