Diabetes Management

Get all the care you need to manage your diabetes and make the most of everyday. Simply request a referral from your primary care provider to get started. If you have any questions, please call our office at 508-347-7585.

The diabetes education department at Harrington Physician Services has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.

We help people with diabetes take charge of their own health and well-being, offering individual and group education programs to give patients the tools they need to avoid diabetes complications and maintain better health throughout their lives

Topics that we will cover include:

  • Diabetes disease process and treatment plan
  • Incorporating nutritional management into your lifestyle
  • Incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle
  • Using medications safely
  • Monitoring blood glucose, interpreting and using results
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of acute complications
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of chronic complications
  • Developing strategies to address psychosocial issues
  • Developing strategies to promote health and behavior change
  • Gestational diabetes management
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose sensor evaluation and training

We have Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE’s) and registered dietitians who can meet with you either individually or in a group setting.

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of these meetings. Contact your insurance company for more information about your specific plan benefits and coverage.

All patients will meet individually with one of our educators and then may be able to join one of the group classes that we run multiple times per year. These classes are held at Harrington’s main hospital campus in Southbridge on Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Registration is required for these sessions.

Soon, we are planning to offer a support group for all persons with diabetes every other month.

What can I eat when I have diabetes?
Do I have to prick my finger to test my blood sugar?
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