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Diabetes Services

Cary Medical Center has a highly qualified and credentialed team with 4 Certified Diabetes Educators. Our mission is to provide the most current diabetes education, instruction and support to patients and their families living with diabetes.  Our goal is to work with patients to improve the quality of their lives.  We are a referral based program. Our team works with physicians and healthcare providers to promote high quality health education in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.

We work with patients of all ages, from pediatric to geriatric population. We see patients who have Type 1, Type 2 and/or Gestational Diabetes.

Led by a team of specialists, including Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Nurses and Dieticians the Diabetes Self-Management Program includes a series of group or individual learning sessions that provide the participants with information about understanding and controlling their diabetes.  Family members are encouraged to attend these sessions at no additional cost.  Upon completion of the sessions, participants meet individually with the nurse educator and dietitian to review their progress within the first year of completion.  After the first year, patients can be re-referred by their providers for ongoing education.

For adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, we offer the only camp in Maine that is exclusively for teens with diabetes.  This Sunday through Friday, overnight program combines fun outdoor activities with on-the-spot educational opportunities all lead by a team of diabetes specialists and qualified volunteers.

Our Diabetes Care Program is nationally recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and our team members are all certified instructors through the Maine Diabetes Prevention and Control Program.  Participants can be assured that they will receive the most up-to-date information and care.

Hours of Service

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Services Provided

Our diabetes care team offers the following services:

  • Insulin pump therapy and management
  • Insulin therapy and management
  • Diabetes Self-Management Training
  • Gestational diabetes counseling
  • Camp Adventure for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes
  • Bi-monthly diabetes education classes
  • Continuous glucose monitoring system
  • Meal planning and carb counting

Location

Our diabetes programs are held at Pines Health Services on Access Highway in Caribou and at the St. John Valley Health Center in Van Buren.  For directions or more information please call 207-498-1283.

 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. Mike is a great PT - - just loved him.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  2. The Cary Physical Therapy folks were friendly and welcoming. They introduced themselves and called me by my first name which made me feel like they thought of me as a person and not just another patien. We set goals and met them - they taught how to walk correctly with a cane which I found helpful. My month at Cary P.T. was an enjoyable experience. I'd recommend it to anyone.

    Linda M.

    Linda M.

  3. I always choose Cary for myself and my son without a doubt. We have always had a wonderful experience.

    Wanda L.

    Wanda L.

  4. I want to thank every one at Cary Medical Center for help and kindness. Not just one person everyone was so nice. That's why I only go to Cary Medical Center Cary is the best hospital around.

    Jenn W.

    Jenn W.

  5. I came in by ambulance due to heart issues. The nurses were excellent, lab techs very competent.

    Tyler H.

    Tyler H.

  6. I was very happy with the care I received at Cary. Just wanted to say that in addition to the clear level of medical competence & professionalism of all the staff I met, regardless of level, I also appreciated their interpersonal demeanor & bedside manner. I was afraid, and the were able to calm my fears.

    James R.

    James R.

  7. I had wonderful care from nurses & CNA's during my 12 day staff. Too many to record names.

    Linda M. - Surgical client

    Linda M.

  8. I was very impressed over all with my colonoscopy. Dr. & nurses were excellent and never once made me feel I was an imposition to them when they were so busy. I have already recommended Cary to my friends

    Wanda L. - Surgical client

    Wanda L.

  9. All were informed and had excellent attitudes. Very professional and caring.

    Jenn W. - Surgical client

    Jenn W.

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