Bridgton Hospital is proud to sponsor the only outpatient, comprehensive diabetes self-management program in the region. Led by a certified diabetes educator, this empowering series is endorsed by both the Diabetes Control Project of Maine and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Offered four times a year, the three-part classes are open to anyone diagnosed with diabetes, and we welcome a family member or other support person at no extra charge. For eight hours each class, all aspects of self-management training are provided; speakers include a registered dietitian, pharmacist, an eye doctor, occupational therapist and more specialists.
How the Program Works
In its first stages, people with diabetes often don’t experience symptoms of insulin imbalance, so it’s important that you can perform regular glucose checks. You’ll be taught how to perform those checks with confidence, and given detailed information on risk factors, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, medications, stress management, exercising to stay healthy, and how to prevent complications. And to be sure you’re still on track, our program team members will follow up with you at regular intervals after your class ends.
How to Sign Up
A physician’s referral is required. For more information, call (207) 647-6060 or (207) 647–6120. Class size is limited.
Many insurance companies will cover all or part of this program. Contact your health insurance provider to find out what type of coverage you have.
If you should need financial assistance, contact the billing office at (888) 869–3101 to discuss payment options.
Conditions We Treat
As part of the integrated Central Maine Healthcare system, Bridgton also provides expert care and education for the full spectrum of diabetes and endocrine disorders:
- Type 1 and 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Adrenal disorders
- Pituitary disorders
- Thyroid disorders
Services & Specialties
- Nationally supported diabetes prevention program
- Personalized nutritional counseling
- Lifestyle coaching to stop or delay diabetes