August 2020 Population Health Topic

Diabetes Management and Nutrition

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), “What can I eat?” is the #1 question asked by people with diabetes when they are diagnosed.

The American Diabetes Association created a consensus report which reviewed hundreds of research articles with a panel of scientists, doctors, nutritionists, endocrinologists and diabetes educators to see what dietary patterns work well for people with diabetes. Everyone’s body responds differently to different types of foods and diets, so there is no single “magic” diet for Diabetes. But your patients can follow a few simple tips to find out what works for them to manage their blood sugar.

You can see the ADA’s quick-tips on this video

For the full ADA consensus report click here

The ADA Certified Diabetes Care Center at Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers and Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester offers comprehensive programs for the management of Diabetes. The Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES) follow National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

Some of the services include but are not limited to:

  • The Diabetes Care Clinic is staffed with Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians who are Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. The specialists will identify key educational components to self-manage your diabetes.
  • Diabetes Group Classes include a 9 week program led by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist that covers the most recent technologies and therapeutics available including Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM’s), latest advances in insulin delivery and pump therapy.
  • Gestational Diabetes patients are managed from diagnosis to delivery and thereafter as needed. This multidisciplinary approach includes glucose monitoring, nutrition and diabetes counseling.
Diabetes Care Center
Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers

480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
TTY: 978-304-8016
Diabetes Care Center
Addison Gilbert Hospital

298 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
TTY: 978-491-6733

As the NEPHO Health Coach I am more than happy to help your patients navigate the system by facilitating appointments or helping with accountability when needed, as a complement to your care and the services the DCC offers.

Lucia Kmiec
NEPHO Health Coach