Diabetes Education

Resources and Classes for Better Health

Education is the key to good health and disease management. The more you know about your disease, the better you can manage it and the higher your quality of life. At MetroWest Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive diabetes education program that includes individual instruction, classes and lectures designed to assist you in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our diabetes educators are concerned with your well-being and focused on helping you reach your goals. We offer resources for:

  • Diabetes management
  • Insulin administration
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
  • Medical nutrition therapy

All of our services are provided by a team of dedicated registered nurses and registered dieticians, as well as educators certified by the American Diabetes Association.

Why Diabetes Education?

If your doctor has recommended you meet with a diabetes educator, it’s for a good reason: so you can learn to manage your diabetes and your health. When you gain a greater knowledge and understanding of your condition, you can make lifestyle changes that may significantly enhance your quality of life. Our diabetes educators will work with you to develop a program to fit your lifestyle and meet your unique needs.

Why do you need a specialist? Registered nurses and registered dietitians have the experience and the time to spend with you at each of your diabetes education appointments. They’ll work collaboratively with you and your doctor to assist in managing your individual needs. Our nurses and dietitians keep abreast of current standards of care and nutrition. Working together with your doctor, diabetes educators can provide you with the specialized care, counseling and monitoring you need to minimize complications and promote a healthy, active lifestyle.

Will My Insurance Cover Diabetes Education?

MetroWest accepts many commercial insurance plans and is a provider for several HMOs. Every effort will be made to submit and collect charges from your insurance company. You’ll be responsible for any portion of the visit that is not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please call your plan directly or you may call MetroWest Medical Center’s Billing Department at (508) 383-1000.

Request an Appointment

Don’t wait another day to take control of your diabetes. Your doctor’s office may call to request an appointment on your behalf or you may call us at (508) 383-1147 at a time convenient for you. Our hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please make every attempt to keep your diabetes education appointment. Your appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please make every attempt to notify us at least 24 hours before your scheduled visit.