Diabetes Self Management Education

Education and Follow-Up Taught through Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
Do you have diabetes? Let's talk! Come learn with us. You can lead a healthy life by learning about diabetes and taking charge.

Self Management

The Key is to Know about Diabetes so YOU Take Charge and Control It!
Diabetes is a life long disease that won't go away by not thinking about it. You need to take control and learn about how to feel well and prevent later health problems.
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has group diabetes education classes. You also have a one hour pre-assessment with a nurse and a one-and-a-half hour assessment and meal planning session with a dietitian before classes begin. There are follow up sessions at 1, 3 and 6 months after initial classes and a one-to-one assessment a year after completing the program.

About Our Classes

Classes include:
  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking Medication
  • Problem Solving
  • Healthy Coping
  • Reducing Risks


With a physician's referral, many health insurance plans will cover at least part of the cost of the program. Check with your insurance to be sure.

How to Register:

Classes are offered six times per year. Click here for Diabetes & Nutrition Calendar. 
Call the MCMH Diabetes Education Program for information or to register —664-5475.

Support Group

Do You Have Diabetes? For people with diabetes and their support network.
Do you have a family member with Diabetes? Do you have questions about Diabetes? If so. . . Come to the Diabetes Support Group, at MCMH. All are welcome. For more information, call 664-5475.

Our Staff

Our State Certified Diabetes Team includes, Registered Licensed Dietitians, Registered Nurses and Certified Diabetes Educators
Please call 664-5475 for more information or to make an appointment. RSS