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Diabetes Management at Beebe Healthcare can help you live your best life with diabetes. LEARN MORE.

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(302) 645-3121

Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy are located in the Medical Arts Building, Suite 210, at the Beebe Health Campus on Route 24 near Rehoboth Beach.

 

Support Groups 

Beebe Diabetes Management offers a Diabetes Support Group the second Wednesday of every other month, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at our offices at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Medical Arts Building, Suite 210, Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971. 2018 meetings will be held in January, March, May, July, September, November. Interested participants may call (302) 645-3121 with questions. The support group is open to anyone interested who is diagnosed with diabetes or supports someone with diabetes. 

Healthy Eating Education Class: The next class is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 3 to 5 p.m., at Beebe's campus in downtown Lewes. This session will be led by Arlene Feleccia, Registered Licensed Dietician, and will address risk factors for pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention, and general healthy eating information. This is an informal information session for anyone hoping to live a healthier lifestyle. To RSVP or with questions, call (302) 645-3121. The session is open to anyone interested, including Beebe team members. No physician order is required.

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Common symptoms of diabetes

  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Weight loss - even though you are eating more (Type 1)
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (Type 2)

Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes.

Beebe Healthcare's Diabetes Education

Since 1998, Beebe Healthcare’s Diabetes Management team has provided outpatient diabetes education for the community. This comprehensive program received national recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for providing education that meets the national standard for diabetes self-management education programs.

Education is provided by certified diabetes educators (CDEs) and registered dietitians. Diabetes is a rapidly growing chronic disease that affects approximately 70,000 Delawareans. Two out of every 1,000 school children have diabetes. About 300 infants each year are born to mothers with diabetes during pregnancy.

Whether you are an adult with type 1, type 2, or pregnancy-related diabetes, we offer programs that can give you the tools to help you make good decisions, answer your questions, and help you better understand and manage your diabetes. Services offered include:

Diabetes education services
  • Inpatient diabetes education consultations
  • Outpatient individual and group sessions

Diabetes Education for Your Life

A comprehensive education series is designed to help you learn to manage your diabetes. Group and individual sessions are available. If you are newly diagnosed, group sessions are highly recommended. Education programs are available in various locations and times for your convenience.

Topics covered include:

  • Healthy Eating 
  • Problem Solving
  • Medications 
  • Monitoring
  • Physical Activity  
  • Risk Reduction
  • Coping with Diabetes
 
ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy (Gestational Diabetes)
  • Carbohydrate Counting
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Healthy Eating and Disease Prevention
  • Insulin Pump Education
  • Annual Update: Continuing your Diabetes Journey
  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
         > Diabetes Nutrition
         > Chronic Kidney Disease
         > Obesity

Individual sessions are available for patients who are unable to participate in group presentations. Most insurance companies recommend annual follow-up education after your initial series. These updates keep you abreast of current topics in the management of your diabetes.

CONTACT US

Beebe Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical Arts Building
18947 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24), Suite 210
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: (302) 645-3121     Fax: (302) 645-3428
Hours: Monday through Friday; hours by appointment only. 

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