WMHS Center for Diabetes Management
625 Kent Avenue, Suite 209,
If you have diabetes, the team at the WMHS Center for Diabetes Management can be your partner in keeping your diabetes under control and living life to the fullest.
Our team is a knowledgeable source for education and information about diabetes self-management. Our nurse practitioner works closely with your primary care provider to promote your overall good health.
Whether you are newly diagnosed or seem to constantly struggle with your diabetes, the team will tailor a plan to meet your individual needs. They also can help you navigate the healthcare system and coordinate your care.
The team can show you how to monitor your blood sugar, teach you how to make dietary and lifestyle changes to control your diabetes, help manage your medication, and provide encouragement and motivation along the way.
When necessary, the team at the WMHS Center for Diabetes Management also can collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Endocrinology program.
For more information about what the team at the WMHS Center for Diabetes Management can do for you, talk with your primary care provider or call the Center at 240-964-4812.
Living Well with Diabetes
A six-hour program, Living Well with Diabetes, covers the many aspects of diabetes self-management and glycemic control. It’s an enjoyable day filled with practical information and tools you can use daily to make managing your diabetes easier. The teaching team includes a certified diabetic educator, nurse, registered dietitians, pharmacists and an exercise physiologist.
• Understanding the diabetes process and treatment options
• Monitoring blood glucose and using your results
• Preventing, detecting and treating acute and chronic complications
• Developing personal strategies to address personal issues or concerns
• Incorporating nutritional management into your lifestyle
• Developing personal strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
• A healthy lunch will be provided.
• Incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle.
• Using medications safely and for maximum therapeutic benefit.
A family member or support person is welcome to attend with you. This program is approved by the American Diabetes Association and is offered each month.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Another important resource is medical nutrition therapy (MNT). Provided by a registered dietitian, it includes working on behavioral or lifestyle changes and individualized meal planning.
For more information about these programs, please call the WMHS Center for Diabetes Management at 240-964-4812 or talk with your primary care provider. All services at the Center for Diabetes Management require a physician referral. These services are covered by most insurance plans.
Diabetes Support Group - Meets the first Tuesday of Each Month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the WMRMC auditorium, room 6. For more information call Lori Shaulis at 240-964-8506.
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Provider Referral Form: Diabetes Program Order Form (DSMT and MNT)