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IMPROVING AND MAINTAINING YOUR HEALTH

Diabetes Program

Teaching the skills to help prevent diabetes-related complications.

Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes

The Bristol Health Center for Diabetes offers the latest in medical care and comprehensive self-management education and training for people with diabetes. Because diabetes is a complicated disease, our team of experts teaches you skills to prevent diabetes-related complications, such as blindness, kidney and heart  disease, stroke and amputations. Our goal is to help you “live well” with diabetes.

When looking for a program, choose one that is staffed with experienced educators, has access to a Board Certified endocrinologist, is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, offers a variety of teaching options, has convenient hours, and is located close to home. It is comforting to know that the program at the Bristol Health Center for Diabetes meets all of these standards.

Call 860.940.6300 to schedule your consultation. 

30+
Million
Americans have diabetes.
84
Million
Americans 18 and older have pre-diabetes
#7
Cause of death
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.

How Does this Program Work?

Before we can see you, a physician referral is required. When you begin our program, we will work with you to develop a teaching plan tailored specifically for you, and we will help you set goals that will make living with diabetes more manageable. Feel free to bring a family member with you to your appointments.
 

Program Teaching Options

To best meet your needs, we provide the following teaching options:

Individual Consultation: Individual instruction is available for focused topics such as home blood glucose
monitoring, meal planning, carbohydrate counting, insulin use, and intensive management. This is a perfect setting for pregnant women and for people with hearing or visual impairments.

Modules: All aspects of diabetes self-management are covered during this group class that consists of four two-hour sessions. For your convenience, morning and evening sessions are available.

Support Groups: We offer both afternoon and evening support groups for adults with diabetes. Meetings are
free and are held on a monthly basis. We encourage you to invite family members and friends to join you at the group sessions.

 

Why Choose US?

By choosing the Bristol Health Center for Diabetes, you can be assured that you are receiving quality diabetes self-management education as recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The ADA awards this select achievement only to programs that meet the rigorous national standards established for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

Medicare covers the cost of this program. Most other insurers provide reimbursement, but many plans require authorization prior to you being seen

Diabetes Program coordinator and instructor, Miles Everett, RN, RD, CDE, is a certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian and registered nurse.

Our registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Katie Kreh, RD, offers the latest in medical nutrition therapy. She will work with you to provide an individualized nutrition plan and help you incorporate it into your life.

Support group facilitators Miles Everett, RN, RD, CDE, and Katie Kreh, RD, offer monthly support groups to allow people with diabetes and their significant others to get reinforcement, updated information, and community for their life with diabetes.

Additional Diabetes Services

We currently offer specialty consultations with board-certified endocrinologist Vijay Joshi, MD, consultations as well as ongoing educational programs

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Our Location

  1. Bristol Health Medical Care Center

    15 Riverside Avenue

    Bristol, CT 06010

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