Diabetes & Endocrinology | Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Attleboro, MA

Diabetes & Endocrinology

family eatingOur Specialty Care

As part of our specialty care services for endocrinology and those with diabetes we offer nutritional counseling, ophthalmology services, podiatry services, a wellness exercise program, and diabetes support groups. Support groups are open to both people with diabetes and their friends and family. For full meeting schedule view our Classes & Events.

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Diabetes Awareness

More than 30 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and nearly 1.5 million more will be diagnosed this year. It’s important now more than ever to understand the risks and complications associated with this disease.

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Diabetes Management Program

Diabetes education helps you become more aware of diabetes, learn what it takes to treat, and gives you the power to control it. Our Diabetes Management Program is an interactive education process led by a Diabetes Educator to assess, identify, and assist people with diabetes, and their families, on ways to best manage their disease and prevent complications. Our Diabetes Management Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education and Support.

The Program focuses on the 7 self-care behaviors for improved health:

  1. Healthy eating
  2. Being active
  3. Monitoring your blood sugar
  4. Taking medication
  5. Reducing risks
  6. Problem solving
  7. Healthy coping

What can I expect?

An educational session with a diabetes educator, that includes:

  • Assessment of your educational needs
  • Review of diabetes disease process
  • Tips to assist in overcoming barriers to healthy behaviors
  • Incorporating blood glucose testing and medications into daily routine
  • Scheduling follow-up visits to monitor progress; if appropriate

Diabetes Support Group

Due to COVID-19, our diabetes support group has been temporarily cancelled until further notice. If you need support services, you can contact our diabetes resource coordinator at 508-236-7497 or you can learn more about accessing online resources and support through the Diabetes Online Community.

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Endocrinology

Our endocrinology physician, Dr. Narmada Movva, and staff provide the full spectrum of endocrine services, including diabetes management, thyroid disease management, and treatment of hormonal disorders, as well as treatment for the more complicated endocrine disorders.

How Do I Register for Diabetes Education?

Diabetes education is a standard of care for all people with diabetes and is covered by most insurances. To register, you will need to obtain a referral from your primary care provider. If your provider is in the SMH Network a consult order will be sent to the diabetes message center. The diabetes office coordinator will then contact you to schedule an appointment. 

If your provider is outside of our SMH Network the provider can contact us directly at 508-236-7166 or fax a referral to 508-236-7647.  

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