Dining, lifestyle advice, and emergency medical services are available for patients with diabetes.
Diabetes Self-Management Program
This program is available for those who have Type 2 diabetes. Patients sign up for a diabetes education program to participate in a two-hour class once a week, for six weeks, in a community setting. The program is designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their diabetes and live a healthy lifestyle.
Patients can call 302-744-1020 to schedule a class.
Dining with Diabetes
It’s a cooking program that teaches people with diabetes — and their families — how to reduce sugar, salt, and fat in foods, without giving up good taste.
For a registration form, your patients can call 302-730-4000.
Emergency Medical Diabetes Fund
This statewide service provides medications, supplies, and other services to alleviate an emergency condition. Patients may be eligible to receive help with diabetes medications, services, or supplies by contacting their local state service center (or by calling 302-744-1020) and asking to speak with someone about emergency medical services. Patients should say that they’re calling to apply for the Emergency Medical Diabetes Fund. Additional funds are available for women who are pregnant; patients should ask for the Emergency Medical Gestational Diabetes Fund.