Diabetes Services and Education
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 also 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 afterwards
Community Presentations – Our diabetes nurse 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, 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 and caregivers as well as 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. 5195
Chestertown – 410-778-7668, ext. 2175
Denton – 410-822-1000, ext. 5195
Easton – 410-822-1000, ext. 5195
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 Canter, BSN, RN, CDE
- Karen Hollis, RDN, CDE
- Mary King, RD, LD, CDE
- Chrissy Nelson, RN, CDE,
To request a speaker for your organization, call the Center, 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 UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, 410 822-1000, ext. 5757.