The Diabetes Self-Management Training Program at Bridgeport Hospital teaches you ways to control your blood sugar levels and improve your health. You can meet with the certified diabetes educators (registered nurse and registered dietitian) one-on-one or in group sessions. The sessions are interactive and focus on self-care behaviors.

Topics include:

  • Nutrition for health and diabetes meal planning
  • Self-blood glucose monitoring
  • Understanding blood glucose highs and lows
  • Diabetes medication benefits and side effects
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Preventing diabetes complications
  • Diabetes foot care
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Coping with stress and change
  • Goal setting for healthy living
  • Preparing for emergencies (illness, disasters)