Diabetes Services and Education
Due to the recent cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland, we are canceling our group events and meetings until further notice. This is being done to protect our patients, staff and visitors. We will announce on our Facebook page when classes and group events will resume as normal.
Thank you for your understanding.
The classes and services below require a referral from a primary care provider and advance registration. Please call the Center for a schedule of upcoming classes and to register.
- Diabetes Self-Management Classes -- Offered every month in Chestertown and Easton, this 10-hour program provides medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness.
Other Services – Our staff provides individual instruction and support for patients on the following topics:
medical nutrition therapy, providing an individualized comprehensive nutrition plan
glucose meters, injectable medications, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and insulin pump management
gestational diabetes – care during pregnancy and what to expect afterward
Community Presentations – Our certified diabetes nurses, dietician and educators are available to speak to groups throughout the five-county region on diabetes prevalence, treatment and management. To request a speaker for your organization, call the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health at 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.
Diabetes Support GroupsDiabetes support groups meet once a month in Cambridge, Chestertown, Denton and Easton, and are free of charge. These meetings are open to family members, caregivers and patients, and feature informative presentations as well as fellowship and support for persons affected by diabetes. For more information, call:
Cambridge – 410-822-1000, ext.5757
Chestertown – 410-822-1000, ext.5757
Denton – 410-822-1000, ext. 5757
Easton – 410-822-1000, ext. 5757
Our Diabetes Education Team
Diabetes Education Team members teach the various classes and work with patients individually to gain control of their diabetes. They also speak to community organizations and clubs, and lead the Diabetes Support groups.
- Karen Hollis, RDN, CDE
- Chrissy Nelson, RN, CDE
To request a speaker for your organization, call the Center at 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.
To talk with a staff member about diabetes education programs, physician services and support groups or learn more about upcoming classes and support groups, please contact the Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM Shore Regional Health at 410 822-1000, ext. 5757.