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Endocrinology & Diabetes

Endocrinology & Diabetes Services

Rumford Hospital offers diabetes patients assistance with nutrition, lifestyle and disease management education.

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood sugar levels. The problem arises from the body's inability to produce and/or use insulin. There are several types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Treatment varies depending on the type of disease, but all patients with diabetes face a common challenge: nutrition. Understanding nutrition and maintaining a good diet is essential for living with the disease. Successful diabetes management also includes exercise and, for some patients, safely using diabetes medications.

Rumford Hospital's registered dietitian helps patients understand dietary needs. A certified diabetes educator helps patients understand glucose monitoring and insulin pump management. The diabetes educator also offers diabetes self-Management education.

Call 207-369-1130 for an appointment or more information about education services for diabetes patients at Rumford Hospital.