The CVPH Diabetes Education Center
159 Margaret St., Suite 100
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Fax: (518) 314-3965
Who benefits from Diabetes Education?
- Newly diagnosed diabetes
- Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
Diabetes education helps you gain better control over your diabetes and enables you to better manage your blood glucose.
What services are offered by the CVPH Diabetes Education Center?
We offer a variety of services to assist you in managing your diabetes. This includes:
- Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME)
- Individual consultation with a diabetes educator
- Medical NutritionTherapy (MNT)
- Insulin training
- Insulin pump training
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Support groups
Why should we be your first choice?
The CVPH Diabetes Education Center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self management education.
- Specially trained professional diabetes educators
- Satisfied customers
What do I need to do?
Appointments at the CVPH Diabetes Education Center require a referral from your physician or primary care provider. Medicare and most private insurances cover American Diabetes Association Recognized Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Check with your insurance provider regarding coverage for DSME or MNT. Contact us for more information or to schedule your appointment (518-314-3951).
The Diabetes Education Center is the result of a community-wide collaborative effort, The North Country Diabetes Project. The project involved CVPH, the Clinton County Health Department and JCEO. All of these groups worked together to develop a program that addresses this complicated and life threatening disease. Helping those with diabetes better manage their disease reduces complications and improves their overall health.
A grant was awarded to the group to help establish the program and to prove its worth. After months of collecting data, working to meet strict ADA standards and certifying staff, the program received the ADA stamp of approval.
From that project and those efforts, the CVPH Diabetes Education Center was born.
Diabetes Support Group
The CVPH Diabetes Support Group was created in response to the need for information and meets the third Tuesday of each month at CVPH. The meetings begin at 6 p.m. A group meeting for people with Type 1 Diabetes meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday. For more information, call the Diabetes Education Center at (518) 314-3951.