Pump Training Locations: Maine to North Dakota

Maine Medical Center for Diabetes
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, Maine 04102-3175
Telephone: (207) 662-0111

Intensive management refers to a process of using multiple daily injections or an insulin pump. Insulin is adjusted by the user based on current blood sugar, carbohydrate content of the meal and activity level to achieve a pre-determined target blood sugar range. Results of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial published in 1993 revealed that this method combined with the support of a multidisciplinary healthcare team is effective in lowering average blood sugar and reducing risk of diabetes related complications.Diabetes self management training on intensive management is offered to patients already on multiple shots or a pump as well as those who are new to these regimens. Students of intensive management are taught specific skills to help them match their insulin needs to their lifestyles.

Stephens Memorial Hospital Diabetes Program
181 Main St
Norway, Maine 04268
Telephone: 207-744-6057
Fax: 207-743-2531
Email: Adamsdo@wmhcc.org

Stephens Memorial Hospital Diabetes Program offers a number of services to assist the community to stay healthy with diabetes. We work with 3 of the most popular pumps available and will take you from the beginning to the end of pump therapy.


Mt Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209-4596
Telephone: (410) 578-8600

A team of Maryland's leading pediatric endocrinologists have come together to establish a unique program to ensure that all children who have been diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes receive the same intensive diabetes training and education - in one location.

Joslin Diabetes Center and Joslin Clinic
One Joslin Place
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (800) 567-5461

Joslin encourages patients interested in pursuing pump therapy for diabetes to take advantage of their of educational opportunities.

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
100 Michigan Street, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 391-9000



Helen DeVos Children's Hospital has the largest pediatric diabetes program in the state of Michigan, caring for more than 1,800 children each year. In 1996, our program was the first in the state to begin using insulin pumps to help kids control their diabetes. Now approximately 700 children wear the pager-sized devices that provide a continuous supply of insulin.

McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center
345 N. Smith Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Telephone: (651) 220-6000

For a child newly diagnosed with diabetes and his or her family, learning the basics of blood glucose testing, insulin shots, and dietary changes is essential. Education is designed to meet the needs of each child and family, and will consider the age of the child and type of diabetes.

Barnes Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: (866) 867-3627

Knowledge is one of the most powerful tools you have in taking control of your diabetes. The Diabetes Center offers a comprehensive range of programs, classes, events, information and counseling to help you learn how to stay healthier, whether youre newly diagnosed, just starting insulin, or making other adjustments in your care.

Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands
2910 South 84th St.
Omaha, NE 68124
Telephone: (800) 779-3374

The Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands (DECM) was established in 1984 to serve Nebraska and western Iowa by offering education and management programs for diabetes, lipids, hypertension, weight management and nutrition. DECM encourages referrals from community physicians, insurance companies and businesses.

Frisbie Memorial Hospital
11 Whitehall Road
Rochester, NH 03867
Telephone: (603) 332-5211

Successfully managing diabetes means living a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet, weight management, physical activity, and no smoking. Physician referrals are required for individual sessions or group classes.

Hunterdon Health Care
Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management
9100 Wescott Drive, Suite 102
Flemington, NJ 08822
Telephone: (908) 237-6920

The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management offers a free Insulin Pump Support Group on the third Tuesday evening of every other month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, to help you integrate research and technology with your real-world experience.

Winthrop University Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501
Telephone: (516) 663-0333

The Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop, now in its 22nd year of service, has been designated an independent Insulin Pump Training Center. Most other insulin pump training sessions on Long Island are part of physicians practices.

Glen Falls Hospital Regional Diabetes Center
2 Broad Street Plaza
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Telephone: (800) 965-5705

Learn the skills needed to successfully use an insulin pump. Individual education is provided by a certified pump trainer. Carbohydrate counting, an important component in achieving good control on the pump, is taught by a registered dietitian.

Mission Hospitals
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
(800) 377-9251

Our pediatric endocrinology providers work closely with a team of professionals including certified diabetic educators, nutritionists, pediatric pharmacists, and social workers. A close working relationship with our other pediatric specialists such as pulmonology, neurology, and gastroenterology enhances the care we provide.

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