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Baystate Wing Hospital specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. We also provide a nationally certified Diabetes Education Program to help patients live healthy and productive lives.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is approved by the American Diabetes Association and is available to any adult with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Registered dietitians provide you with medical therapy and one-on-one nutritional counseling. You also receive in-depth education and advice on diabetes management techniques, as well as the long-term complications and psychological effects of living with diabetes.

Education Topics

  • Blood glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy
  • Foot care
  • Gestational diabetes education and management
  • Medication management
  • Other diabetes self-management techniques including exercise
  • Preventing and detecting the long-term complications from diabetes
  • Psychological effects of diabetes
  • Role of diet and nutrition in managing diabetes
  • Types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes

Joining Our Diabetes Self Management Program

You must be referred by your physician and in most cases, services are covered by your insurance. Self-payment is also an option.

For more information on Baystate Wing Hospital's Diabetes Self-Management Program, please call 413-284-5793.