Diabetes Education and Support Group

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Looking for more information on managing diabetes? The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital offers two options:

Diabetes Self-Management Program

Geared for patients diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this 10-hour program is offered year-round. Our certified diabetes educator will help you learn to effectively manage your blood glucose through nutrition planning, medication, and physical activity.

To Participate: Referral from health care provider and health insurance coverage required for patient participation.

Location: Elizabethtown Community Hospital (Elizabethtown and Ticonderoga)

Contact: Mary White-Ferris RN,CDE  phone: 518-873-9005, email:  mwhiteferris@ech.org

Diabetes Support Group


Offered at 4:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month, this free program covers topics from medication and stress management to finding a healthy food plan and the right physical activity for you. Diabetes-friendly recipes are shared at each meeting. Learn from our certified diabetes educator and from others living with this chronic health challenge.

To Participate: Patients and their families may participate at any time free of charge.

Location: UVMHN-Elizabethtown Community Hospital (Elizabethtown) Boardroom

Contact: Mary White-Ferris RN,CDE  phone: 518-873-9005, email:  mwhiteferris@ech.org