Diabetes Education

Almost 24 million people have diabetes in the U.S. and another 57 million are at risk – that’s 1 out of every 4 Americans. While diabetes is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease (Type 2) can be controlled, even prevented, with proper nutrition and exercise.

Diabetes EducationEducating those who have the disease and those who are at risk is the goal of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus's (MMCSC) Diabetes Education Program. Recently awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate, our program is now certified by the ADA as offering the high-quality diabetes self-management education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.

The program – which is taught by certified diabetes educators who are also registered nurses and dietitians – helps those with diabetes understand the disease and teaches them how to manage it. Participants receive assistance with glucose monitors, can get nutritional advice along with meal planning and learn about available treatment options. MMCSC also provides gestational diabetes information as well as pediatric and adult medical nutrition therapy.

Diabetes Self-management classes are offered on Thursdays from 10am to noon at MMCSC, the third week of every month. A prescription for diabetes education and nutritional counseling from your physician is required. The fee for this service is often covered by insurance and Medicare. All sessions are held at The Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood on the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus.

Registration is required by calling 732.886.4731.
All callers should have their insurance information on hand at the time of registration.

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