Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Our Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) nationally accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education Program empowers people living with diabetes. We provide the knowledge necessary to make educated decisions to control diabetes. This knowledge improves health, decreases the risks of complications, and improves a person’s overall quality of life.

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Contact Information

Diabetes Self-Management,
Education, and Training Service

Littleton Regional Healthcare
580 St. Johnsbury Road
Littleton, NH 03561

Phone 603-444-9323
Fax 603-259-7705
Hours: Monday – Thursday
    Office: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Appointments: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

About the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Mission Statement: The Diabetes Self-Management, Education, and Training Service will teach and provide support to people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. The goal is to assist people with diabetes, or at risk, to achieve the behavioral changes necessary to manage their risks or health conditions.

Diabetes Education: Diabetes Education pays off, however, fewer than 60% of people with diabetes have had any formal diabetes education. Research shows people who have received diabetes education are more likely to:

  •  Use primary care and preventive services,
  •  Take medications as prescribed,
  •  Control their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels,
  •  Have lower health costs.

Diabetes self-management training is a benefit covered by Medicare and most health plans when provided by a diabetes educator within an accredited/recognized program.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program: Taking good care of yourself can seem overwhelming. Diabetes Management can be easier when you have the knowledge and skills to make healthy lifestyle choices. Our program centers on what you need for resources and support. You will learn how to solve problems and cope with living with a chronic disease so you can control the risks of developing problems.

  •  Individualized self-management training
  • Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)
  •  Focus on meeting all 7 ADCES Self-Care Behaviors using ADCES Curriculum
  •  The 7 ADCES Self-Care Behaviors include
  1. Healthy Eating
  2. Being Active
  3. Monitoring Blood Glucose
  4. Taking Medications (tablets, insulin, both)
  5. Problem-Solving
  6. Healthy Coping
  7. Reducing Risks

Why meet with a Certified Diabetes Education Specialist?

They teach, coach, and guide people with diabetes to understand their diabetes in their personal lives and work with them to set and meet a health-directed way of life. LRH offers flexible scheduling Monday through Thursday. Please call our Certified Diabetes Education Specialist to schedule your appointment today at 603-444-9323.

Meet Our Diabetes Educator

Meet Emily DuPont, MSN, RN, CDCES, Diabetes Educator at Littleton Regional Healthcare. Emily is passionate about delivering quality care with a patient-centered focus—assisting patients to achieve their goals by helping them define what they want and providing them with the knowledge and tools needed to empower them to manage their diabetes. You’re not a “diabetic,” you don’t fit into a mold; you’re a unique individual who happens to have diabetes and she would be honored to be a member of your healthcare team.

Emily DuPont, RN
Emily DuPont, MSN, RN, CDCES, Diabetes Educator

How to Request an Appointment

To request an appointment to see our diabetes educator, please contact your endocrinologist or your primary care physician to fax the following documents to 603-259-7705. Once the documents are received, our office will contact you to schedule an appointment.

The following documents are required from your doctor:

  • A referral order
  • The most recent chart notes and patient contact and insurance information
  • Your most recent Hemoglobin a1c labs and any other labs
The Four Critical Times to See a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Diabetes Self-Management Resource, Links, and Video

General Diabetes Education & Advocacy

Diabetes Online Literature/Magazines

Medication Assistance Programs

Online Mental & Emotional Health Resources

Online Nutrition and Healthy Eating Resources

Online Physical Activity Resources

Fitness apps/meal tracker apps

  • MyFitnessPal
  • Macros
  • Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer
  • Fooducate
  • Sworkit

Community Resources

Smoking Cessation

Food Assistance

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Diabetes Self-Management,
Education, and Training Service

Littleton Regional Healthcare
580 St. Johnsbury Road
Littleton, NH 03561

Fax 603-259-7705

Directions to LRH