ADA Program

Living a Healthy Life Turning Knowledge into Action

Living Well with Diabetes

Brockton Visiting Nurse Association’s diabetes programs have received recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for offering high quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The programs follow ADA guidelines and are taught by a registered nurse and a registered dietitian. General information covered in each program includes:

 

    1. Diabetes basics
    2. Healthy food choices and meal planning
    3. Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle
    4. Medication and insulin teaching
    5. Blood glucose monitoring and interpretation
    6. Preventing acute and chronic complications
    7. Stress management and problem solving

What Do Certified Diabetes Educators Do?

  • Provide comprehensive care that gives people with diabetes the knowledge and tools they need to successfully manage their diabetes.
  • Get to know you as an individual, and help people create self-management plans that meet their needs based on age, school or work schedule, daily activities, family demands, eating habits, and health problems.

 

Diabetes Support Groups meet monthly at the Brockton Visiting Nurse Association and are open to the general public. You will meet others with diabetes and share your experiences, frustrations, and triumphs.

 

Diabetes Self Management Education Program (DSME) begins with a private visit with a nurse/CDE. Your comprehensive assessment will address your specific learning needs related to diabetes. We offer a series of four, two-hour group education classes each month, days or evenings. Emphasis is placed on helping adults and their families understand and self manage diabetes.

 

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For more information – www.ada-ksw.com/diabetes

 

To register for a program, ask your physician to fax a completed diabetes education order of medical necessity to 508-894-5272. A physician’s referral is required.

 

Contact Julia Lom, RN, CDE, Monday-Friday, 8am to 4:30pm at 508-894-5237 or e-mail jlom@brocktonvna.org for more information

Diabetes is a chronic illness. We are here to help.