88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780 508-828-7000
Diabetes is a condition in which the body lacks insulin or is unable to use insulin effectively. Insulin is a body hormone that breaks down sugar from foods we eat. If insulin isn’t available or not working well, blood sugar gets too high.
It can make you:
Diabetes can occur in anyone. However, a family history of diabetes places you at a higher risk. Diabetes can occur in both younger and older people, but the risk increases after age 40. If you are overweight or have high blood pressure, your risk for diabetes is higher. Women who develop gestational diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. Some nationalities are also more likely to develop type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
We offer individual educational sessions for:
Community education through:
Also, there are many different ways to manage diabetes. Some things that can be altered include:
Most insurance plans cover your visit. If you are unsure, call your insurance provider and ask if you are eligible. You must also get a physician referral to schedule an appointment with our central scheduling department at 508-828-7690.
Every other Tuesday from 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Diabetes Nurse Educator:
Susan Bianchini, MSN, RN
Nancy Medeiros, MSRD, LDN