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Frequently Asked Questions


Does my insurance pay for diabetes education?

Most insurance companies pay for outpatient diabetes education services. A physician order and referral are needed to enter the program. Check with your insurance company for specific rules and policies required.


How do I get an appointment?

You will need a referral from your doctor to get an appointment. Your doctor will need this form [download PDF].


What is a normal blood glucose value?

According to the American Diabetes Association, recommended blood glucose values are as follows:

  • Blood glucose values before meals should be 120 mg/dl or less.

  • Blood glucose values 2 hours after meals should be 160 mg/dl or less.

Always check with your doctor for specific ranges that are tailored to you.


Who do I call to book appointment?

Call Southcoast's Centralized Scheduling Department at 508-910-3900 or 1-800-276-0103.



Links & Downloads

ABCs of Diabetes Care from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (PDF download)


Diabetes Education from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (PDF download)


If you have diabetes, a flu shot could save your life from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Diabetes Control Program (PDF download)


It's never too early ... to Prevent Diabetes from the National Diabetes Education Program (PDF download)


It's not too late to Prevent Diabetes from the National Diabetes Education Program (PDF download)


Tips to Help You Stay Healthy from the National Diabetes Education Program (PDF download)




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