Central Maine Medical Center offers a number of programs to help you with your diabetes prevention, treatement and nutrition.
Diabetes –- a medical condition of having high blood sugar –- is a significant healthcare issue in the United States. More than 18 million Americans have diabetes. The disease can be a significant threat to good health, but with proper treatment and care, people with diabetes can live healthy and productive lives.
Central Maine Medical Center supports a practice, Central Maine Endocrinology & Diabetes Center, which offers specialty care for diabetes patients. The practice includes physicians, a nurse educator and a registered dietitian.
Central Maine Medical Center offers nutritional services to patients with diabetes and weight loss issues. Patients with a physician referral can meet with a registered dietitian for individualized meal planning sessions. These services may not be covered by insurance; it is important to check your policy first.
As part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the CMH DPP lifestyle change program helps people with prediabetes make healthy, long-term changes to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Participants meet in a small group led by a trained lifestyle coach. Individuals receive group support and learn how to get on a healthy track and stay there.