Diabetes Management Program

A Team Approach to Your Care

The Diabetes Management Program at Princeton Medical Center (PMC) provides expert care to adults and children learning how to live with and manage diabetes.

Our team of certified diabetes educators includes registered nurses and registered dietitians who work closely with you, your physician and other healthcare providers.

Helping You Gain Control Over Diabetes

There is now a wide range of effective treatments for diabetes, greatly reducing the risks of serious complications.

Finding a healthy personal balance — learning to control your blood sugar levels through a combination of good nutrition, exercise and often medication — is key to successfully managing your diabetes.

Our customized outpatient self-management program includes an initial personal assessment. Working closely with your referring healthcare provider, our caring staff will provide you with education about diabetes, home glucose monitoring, healthy nutrition, appropriate exercise and careful medication management, if needed. Our goal is to help you effectively manage your diabetes and enjoy an improved quality of life. Additional programs on special topics are offered periodically through Community Wellness.

Helping you regain control of diabetes

Continuum of Care

When patients are hospitalized at Princeton Medical Center, either with existing or new onset diabetes, the Certified Diabetes Educators of the Diabetes Management Program are available for inpatient consultation. They will collaborate with your admitting physician and inpatient healthcare team to ensure the optimal level of diabetes care, treatment and education during your stay. Upon discharge, your healthcare provider can then refer you to the comprehensive outpatient self-management education program for additional instruction in achieving optimal diabetes outcomes.

Our enhanced program also includes Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). This service is distinct and separate from the nutrition education included in the comprehensive management course, and is intended to complement our traditional program and address personal nutrition needs.

Diabetes Management Continuum of Care

Follow-Up Care

We keep in contact with you, after your initial services, to inquire about your progress and/or ongoing needs. We encourage annual follow-up visits to our program.

Referrals & Insurance

Participation in the outpatient Diabetes Management Program requires a referral from your physician/healthcare provider. Medicare, Medicaid and most third-party insurances are accepted.

Nationally recognized care

Nationally Recognized Care

The Diabetes Management Program at Princeton Medical Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a quality diabetes self-management education program that meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. This award is based on a rigorous clinical review process every four years to ensure high standards of diabetes care and education. Criteria include:

  • Blood glucose monitoring instruction
  • Community outreach programs
  • Diabetes care and management before and during pregnancy
  • Individual and group education sessions by registered nurses and dietitians
  • Medical nutrition therapy/nutrition education and meal planning
  • Medication education
  • Professionally facilitated monthly support groups

Service Locations

The Diabetes Management Program is located at:

Princeton Medical Center
Atrium (Patients should enter through the Institute for Surgical Care)
1 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
For directions to PMC, click here.

For more information about the Diabetes Management Program, call 609.853.7890.

Diabetes Management Program