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Diabetes and the Self-Management Program

Diabetes self-management education is the hallmark of care at the Saint Peter's Thyroid and Diabetes Center.

Private counseling sessions tailor a plan of care for each individual's needs, and outpatient group classes are held to help reinforce good self-management practices. The multidisciplinary staff of the Center for Diabetes Self-Management includes:
  • Board-certified endocrinologists
  • Certified diabetes educators
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Registered dietitians
  • Registered nurses.
Together, our team provides diagnosis; education; medication, including the insulin pump; nutrition counseling; diagnostic continuous monitoring; exercise counseling; and psychological counseling. We also offer a full range of support services through the many specialties available at Saint Peter's, such as wound care, podiatry and dialysis.

Children and Families 

The Center for Diabetes Self-Management promotes among children the concept of parent-supervised self-care through education, medication (including the insulin pump) and emotional support. The state-designated Regional Center for Inherited Endocrine Disorders provides testing, treatment, and education related to congenital hypothyroidism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The Center also provides evaluation and management of puberty, growth, thyroid and mineral metabolism disorders.

For more information on Diabetes Self-Management, call Saint Peter’s Thyroid and Diabetes Center at 732-745-6667.

ADA Recognition

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Saint Peter’s Physician Associates in Monroe and Somerset, and at the Saint Peter’s Family Health Center in New Brunswick, were recognized in 2015 by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self- Management Education* and Support.
The primary site, at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, which is part of the services offered by the Thyroid and Diabetes Center, has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association since 1996.  In addition to the Center, the program offers diabetes education to patients in the Saint Peter’s Pediatric Outpatient Endocrinology practice and in the Perinatal Center’s women’s high-risk clinic. 

The ADA’s recognition program began in the fall of 1986, and is based on the National Standards for Diabetes Education that were developed by the National Diabetes Advisory Board and endorsed by the diabetes community. The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition program has grown to become the leading quality assurance measure for diabetes self-management education programs across the country



 

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