Diabetes - Getting Started
How Do I Get Started:
- Physician referral (Our Certified Diabetes Educators will help you obtain one)
- Individual 1-hour assessment scheduled by your doctor or by you, call 413 395-7942 for the appointment and choose central scheduling or speak with an educator
- Follow-up education in either group or individual settings booked at the time of the initial appointment
Diabetes Management is covered by most insurances, and Massachusetts is one of the few states that requires Diabetes Education and Diabetes supplies be covered, with few exceptions. For example, Medicare covers 10 hours of Diabetes Self-Management Training from an American Diabetes Association recognized program and 3 hours of medical Nutrition Therapy the first year and 2 hours of Diabetes Self Management Education and 2 hours of Medical Nutrition Therapy every year thereafter when medically necessary.