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Diabetes Support Services

 

Valley Home Care offers a Diabetes Self-Management Education program for people who are interested in learning how to manage their new diabetes diagnosis or better manage their current diabetes status. The program is a four-week course with two-hour meetings once a week. Each participant is invited to bring a family member or guest for support. Prior to participating in the program, registrants must complete a one-hour individual assessment with a diabetes educator.

Valley Home Care's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support. Valley's program has received this recognition consecutively since 2001.

 
ADA Diabetes   

  

Class topics include: diabetes knowledge and self-management skills assessment, monitoring and use of blood glucose results, nutritional management, exchanges and carbohydrate counting, individualized meal plan, medication review, changing behavior, coping & psychosocial adjustment, foot care, hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia, exercise and community resources.

Click here to view the 2018 Diabetes Self-Management class schedule.

Many insurance companies, including Medicare, will cover this program as a benefit to their subscribers. The out-of-pocket costs for the program will depend on the policy coverage and any limitations. The program is covered for all Valley Health System employees enrolled in the System's health plan.

 
For more information about the Diabetes Self-Management Program, please call 201-291-6000, ext. 111-7080, or e-mail mkirchm@valleyhealth.com.

 

Diabetes Support Group

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Pediatric Diabetes Support Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month (excluding July and August) at 7:00 p.m. at the Kraft Center, 15 Essex Road, Paramus. The support group is open to children with diabetes under age 18 and their families. Siblings are welcome. Every month there is a planned speaker or activity. Learn more about diabetes and meet new friends! For more information, please call 201-291-6000, ext. 7080, or e-mail mkirchm@valleyhealth.com.

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Valley Home Care
15 Essex Road
Suite 301
Paramus, NJ 07652
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