Diabetes & Endocrine Center
Diabetes & Endocrine Center
245 Rochester Hill Road, Unit 1B
Rochester, NH 03867
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Diabetes afflicts more than 25 million in this country, and 250 million worldwide. Without intervention, 50 million Americans and up to 380 million people globally could be affected within 20 years. This growing epidemic is the seventh leading cause of death in New Hampshire and the state's leading cause of many related illnesses and medical complications.
Programs and Services to Manage Your Illness
Because diabetes has no known cure, knowing how to control the disease is essential to remaining healthy. Diabetes experts agree that education is a key component in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, and programs should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual, the family, health care providers and interested members of the community.
Experts in Treating Related Complications
To better meet the complex health care needs of patients, the diabetes team at Frisbie Memorial Hospital includes a board-certified endocrinologist, Matthew Kamil, MD, who diagnoses and treats disorders that affect the amount of glucose in the blood. Because diabetes is a disease that can lead to additional medical complications, the clinical team at Frisbie relies on the skills of its experienced network specialists to care for related conditions such as heart disease, thyroid disorders, and vision and foot care. For patients with problem, non-healing wounds, Frisbie Memorial's Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine is designed to treat disabling and chronic wounds.
Understanding Diabetes Through Education
Our certified diabetes educators are an RN and dietitians who help people live with their diabetes, or who are at risk for diabetes, gain the knowledge and problem solving skills to manage the disease. The goal of Diabetes education is to help patients better understand their condition and to learn how to make changes in health habits. Our information groups and educational classes focus on the following:
- Medication types and how to take
- How to lose weight by eating enough
- What to eat, how much and when
- When to exercise and what to do
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Continuous glucose monitoring devices
- Insulin pump therapy
- How to prevent foot wounds
- Diabetes during pregnancy
The goal of diabetes education is to help patients better understand the nature of their illness and learn how to make any necessary changes in health habits as soon as possible. The diabetes education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and follows the national standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Successfully managing diabetes means living a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet, weight management, physical activity and no smoking. Physician referrals are required for individual sessions or group classes. Throughout the year, we sponsor:
- "Recipe of the Month" community meeting
- Diabetes group classes for the newly diagnosed
- Diabetes update classes related to meal plannings
- Individual one-on-one education
Information on the outpatient diabetes foot clinics, information groups, group classes and diabetes dialogue can be found by calling the The Diabetes and Endocrine Center at (603) 994-0120.
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