The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

The Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program of Danbury Hospital includes DSME classes, individual sessions and specialized classes . The program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Education. The program instructors are registered dietitians and nurses who are also certified diabetes educators.

Group Education consists of a series of four classes each with a specific area of focus. Classes are interactive and aimed at providing you with the information you will need to minimize complications and maximize your quality of life. The classes are offered monthly. We offer both daytime and evening sessions in Danbury and afternoon classes in Southbury.

The Diabetes Self-Management Education program may be beneficial to anyone with diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2, newly diagnosed or longstanding. Studies show that people attending a diabetes education program:

  • Have better control of blood sugar
  • Incur fewer diabetes-related hospitalizations
  • Stay healthier

Course Overview

  • Daily self-care
  • Monitoring blood glucose
  • Low blood sugar
  • High blood sugar
  • Sick days
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Information about medications
  • Long-term complications
  • Preventive care
  • Personalized goal setting

Course Cost and Payment Options

Medicare and most CT and NY health plans recognize the benefits of an ADA-recognized education program. A co-pay may apply. Please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss your insurance. We can assist you with referral paperwork (a doctor’s order is required). Payment options include cash, check, money order or credit card.

You are more than welcome to bring a guest with you when you attend the classes at no additional charge.

Diabetes Training Program Contact and Location Information

Please feel free to contact us at any time. We will be happy to assist you.

Nancy Salem, RD, CDE
The Diabetes Self Management Education Program of Danbury Hospital
41 Germantown Road - Suite B03
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: 203-739-4980

For More Information

To learn more about The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program of Danbury Hospital, please call us at 203-739-4980.

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