Diabetes Education

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital offers an American Diabetes Association recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Services Program to give you the support you need to gain control over your condition.

Our team of health experts consists of a certified diabetic educator, registered dietitians, and a diabetes specialist who serves as a consultant. Together we work with your physician to develop an individualized plan: one you can live with and one that fits your lifestyle.

All of the educational sessions in our Diabetes Program are based on the standards of care set by the American Diabetes Association.

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Our educational sessions may include the following information:

  • What is Diabetes
  • Managing Blood Glucose
  • Nutrition and Meal Planning
  • Healthy Coping
  • Making Decisions, Solving Problems, and Changing Behavior
  • Complications and How to Avoid Them
  • Physical Activity
  • Medications.

Instructions may be given individually or in small groups. In addition, we encourage all our patients to invite their families and/or significant others to join them for the educational sessions.

For information about our Diabetes programs, please contact us at 802-251-8604.  Statewide diabetes prevention programs and diabetes classes can also be found at Home – MyHealthyVT.

To schedule an individual appointment at the Diabetes Clinic, call 802-251-8604 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.