Services

The Diabetes Management and Education Center at The Queen’s Medical Center offers a variety of programs: 

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
  • Medical Management
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Diabetes In Pregnancy Program (DIPP)

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

  • Recommended for all people with diabetes, whether newly diagnosed or needing new strategies for successful diabetes management
  • Certified diabetes educators teach you the skills needed to manage both type 1 and type 2 diabetes 
  • Provides comprehensive education on the many aspects of diabetes care and lifestyle management, including:
    • Goal setting
    • Nutrition counseling and meal planning
    • An active lifestyle
    • Oral and injectable medications
    • Blood glucose monitoring
    • Reducing risks and complications
    • Healthy coping
  • Both individual or group sessions are offered
  • Our program is interactive, with time provided to practice the skills and tools needed to improve diabetes self-management
  • Ongoing support is provided through follow up visits, phone calls and email support

Medical Management

  • Nurse practitioners work with you and your primary care provider to start and adjust diabetes medication so you can maintain blood sugar balance
  • Nurse practitioners specializing in diabetes care recommend or prescribe the latest technologies for diabetes medication and monitoring
  • Services are provided in partnership with your primary care provider, obstetrician, or endocrinologist
  • Your treatment will be personalized to address your medical conditions, schedule, activity level and lifestyle

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

  • A registered dietitian will help you integrate diabetes nutrition and self-management skills into your lifestyle to enhance your diabetes management
  • Your sessions are personalized to your medical conditions, schedule, activity level, and lifestyle
  • Education is provided by a registered dietitian with experience in diabetes care and education who will coordinate your nutrition care with your diabetes care provider
  • Appointments are also available for nutrition and healthy eating plans for other medical conditions

Diabetes In Pregnancy Program (DIPP)

  • A Diabetes nurse educator and registered dietitian provide education and case management for women with pre-existing diabetes or gestational diabetes
  • Certified diabetes educators teach the skills needed to manage diabetes in pregnancy, including blood glucose monitoring, healthy eating, physical activity and stress management
  • Individualized meal planning by registered dietitians to help manage your blood sugar as well as ensure healthy nutrition for mother and baby throughout pregnancy
  • Ongoing support throughout your pregnancy with follow up visits, phone calls or email to support optimal blood glucose targets