Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Memorial Center's Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for delivering high-quality, evidence-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) classes The Program provides knowledge, skills and tools for individuals living with diabetes to enable them to successfully manage their chronic condition and avoid the many associated complications.
Why is diabetes education important?
Diabetes is a complex and chronic condition. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes there are many health decisions that are to be made daily such as what to eat and what to do when your blood sugar is high. Our team of health care professionals will team up with you to help you develop the new skills that you will need to transition through what can be a period of uncertainty.
Several of the skills that you will learn include:
- How to plan healthy meals
- What diabetes medications do
- How to test your blood sugar
- Increasing your daily physical activity
- Coping and managing stress
- Staying motivated for a lifetime
- Relapse prevention
Diabetes research and the technology to manage it are always evolving. Learning and updating your skills are part of successful diabetes management. *All programs are taught by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and other health care professionals. We are committed to meeting the diverse needs of the diabetes community by offering class instruction, individual counseling and topic-focused presentations.
Take advantage of our program offerings:
- Diabetes Self-Management Education
- Personalized Nutrition Counseling
- Diabetes Support Group
- Diabetes & Technology
- Insulin Pump Training
- Diabetes Prevention Program
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center is proud of its relationship with the Suffolk County Lions Diabetic Education Foundation since 2007. The Association of Lions Clubs, an international service organization, works to eradicate preventable blindness, which can occur from having diabetes. To that end, the 50 Lions Clubs of Suffolk County support the efforts of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at BMHMC. For more information about the Lions Clubs of Suffolk County, call 631-427-4448 or visit www.suffolkcountylions.org. Learn more about Lions Diabetes Education Foundation.
We participate in most Medicare commercial insurances. Please call 631-687-4188 to find out more about insurance coverage.