- Registered dietitians can help you understand meal planning, carb counting and nutrition.
- Diabetes Educators and Diabetes Nurse Educators can help you understand and manage your diabetes including how to give insulin, check blood sugar, use insulin pens and pumps.
- Pharmacists can help you understand your medications.
- Podiatrists can help you care for your feet.
- Special diabetes magazines can help you learn about the latest research, news, tools and tips to manage your diabetes.
- Diabetes courses are offered all over the state and are usually covered by insurance. Check the list on this page for the one closest to you.
- Support groups are located in many areas of the state. Check www.diabetes.org, put in your zip code and follow the prompts for support groups, or call 1-800-342-2383 and press 0 to access an operator.
|Brattleboro Memorial Hospital||Brattleboro||802-251-8429|
|Central Vermont Medical Center||Barre||802-371-4152|
|Diabetes Center of the Lamoille Valley at Johnson Health Clinic||Johnson||802-635-6689|
|Fletcher Allen Health Care
|Gifford Medical Center||Randolph||802-728-4441|
|Green Mountain Nutrition Associates||Barre||802-476-7607|
|Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Care Center||Windsor||802-674-7300|
|North Country Hospital||Newport||802-334-4155|
|Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital||St Johnsbury||802-748-7433|
|Northwest Medical Center||St Albans||802-524-1031|
|Porter Medical Center||Middlebury||802-388-4723|
|Rutland Region Diabetes and
|Southwestern Vermont Medical Center||Bennington||802-447-5315|
|Veterans Administration||White River Jct.||866-687-8387|
|Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
American Diabetes Association, Vermont
1-888-342-2383 or 1-802-654-7716
Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Vermont Department of Health
1-800-464-4343 or 1-802-863-7330
Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Vermont Association of Diabetes Educators
Vermont 2-1-1 - Community resources for everyday needs and difficult times.
To call, dial 211
American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org or 1-800-342-2383
American Dietetic Association
www.eatright.org or 1-800-366-1655
National Diabetes Education Program
www.medicare.gov or 1-800-633-4273
National Institutes of Health Diabetes Program
Center for Disease Control Diabetes Program
Diabetes Forecast - Readers turn to Diabetes Forecast for the latest and best information on diabetes research and treatment, and for practical tips on day-to-day coping with diabetes.
Other Things You Should Know About Diabetes
* This guide is not meant to cover every topic about diabetes, nor is it a substitute for advice of trained professionals.
* A person with diabetes should get regularly scheduled check-ups from a qualified medical provider.
- What to do if you are feeling sad or angry or unable cope with your diabetes.
- How to manage stress.
- Nerve damage (neuropathy) and how it affects many parts of the body.
- How diabetes affects sexual health.
- Dental health.
- Safe driving guidelines.
- When to adjust your medications for vigorous exercise.
- Why smoking cessation is so important.
- What to do if you are traveling.