Diabetes Education

The Diabetes Center provides group education for diabetes management.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, or have had diabetes for some time, you can benefit from the information, which includes specific skills and behaviors to reduce the risk of complications. Classes are open to people with diabetes and a support person.

Physician referral required. Call 203.694.5425 for information on cost/insurance coverage.

MidState Medical Center Diabetes Education

The Diabetes and Nutrition Center provides individual and/or group education for people with diabetes. Whether a person is newly diagnosed or has had diabetes for some time, they can benefit from the information presented including specific skills and behaviors to help reduce the risk of complications.*

Listed below is an overview of the program curriculum. The program consists of 3 group sessions: each session is 2 hours in length. After completing the classes, an individual visit with the registered dietitian is recommended.

Session 1:

  • Diabetes Overview
  • What is Diabetes
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • How to Treat Low Blood Sugar
  • Nutrition Guidelines
  • Basic Carbohydrate counting
  • Exercise Basics

Session 2:

  • Meal Planning
  • More on Carbohydrate Counting
  • Eating Out Guidelines
  • Reading Food Labels
  • Alcohol Guidelines
  • More on Exercise
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Strategies for successful weight loss
  • Healthy strategies to lose weight and manage blood sugars

Session 3:

  • Foot and Skin Care
  • Reducing your risk of Diabetes Complications
  • Understanding Diabetes Medication
  • Coping with diabetes
  • Problem Solving

Individual visit with Dietitian is scheduled after Session 3.

*A physician referral is required to attend these classes. Please call our office if you need assistance with obtaining the referral.

For more information call, 203.694.5425.

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling

Our registered dietitians work with patients to create individualized meal planning to help meet short- and long-term goals for improved health.

Dietitians are available to offer consultation on a variety of conditions including:

  • Weight loss surgical
  • Medical weight loss
  • Cardiac disease
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Renal (kidney) disease
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight loss/gain

Medical Weight Loss

Patients meet with a dietitian to provide nutrition education and support. Patients meet in a group or individually with the dietitian to help create a plan that meets their needs.  

Surgical Weight Loss

Pts are typically seen for 2 nutrition education sessions to prepare for surgery. The dietitian continues to work with the patient after surgery for continued nutrition education and support to help patients meet and maintain their long-term nutrition goals.

General Nutrition Education

Patients meet individually with the dietitian to create a plan to help meet their desired nutrition goals. Follow-up visits are scheduled as needed.  

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 203.694.5425.

*A physician referral is required to schedule an appointment. Please call our office with if assistance is needed in obtaining a referral.

Diabetes & Endocrinology