Care Giver Program

Need Assistance to Learn Basic Diabetes Care Skills to Care for Someone with Diabetes?

The Molly Diabetes Education Cetner for Adults and Children at Hackensack University Medical Center supports the belief that education of not only patients with diabetes but their care givers is a vital component in the provision of health care.  Basic diabetes survival skills are needed to care for someone and to successfully manage their glucose control.  It is our mission to provide this education free to those that meet the criteria and do not otherwise have diabetes training available to them.

For the purpose of this program a Diabetes Care Giver is defined as someone who directly cares for a person with diabetes but is not the patient or custodial parent.  An example of a Care Giver would be a home health aide, school aide, adult baby sitter, college roommate, or a significant other. 

*This program is sponsored by a grant provided by Becton Dickinson and Company.

The sessions are two hours in length and are offered monthly.  Interpreters are available upon request.

Program Curriculum: 

  • Able to demonstrate blood glucose monitoring
  • Understand type and how to administer diabetes medication (insulin and/or pills)
  • Identify and treat hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Identify and treat hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
  • Know how and when to activate the Emergency Medical System (911)
  • Identify and measure a carbohydrate (CHO) liquid/food

 For more information and to register call the center at 201-968-0585.

 


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