Those with diabetes, including newly-diagnosed patients, their families and caregivers, can turn to Atlantic Rehabilitation for help managing this condition. We have a Diabetes Patient Education Program led by a registered nurse, a pharmacist and a registered dietician.
Classes are offered weekly and cover a variety of topics, such as:
- General overview of diabetes, including the different types
- Food shopping, including how to read labels and make better choices
- Types of medication and how to properly take them
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Foot care
- Proper schedule for physician visits and lab work
All class participants are provided with written material to help reinforce the topics discussed in class.