MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children
Inpatient Diabetes Care
Hackensack University Medical Center provides treatment to patients of all ages. Physician consultation from a member of the endocrine/diabetes section is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our hospital has achieved Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management.
Our dedicated team assists healthcare providers and other hospital staff to coordinate the special needs of patients with diabetes. This is done through education and performance improvement initiatives that focus on processes and systems that directly impact the care for patients with diabetes.
Outpatient Diabetes Care
87 NJ-17, Maywood, NJ 07607
At the MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children, our goal is to help individuals become educated, motivated leaders in managing their diabetes. The continuity in the education services starting from childhood through and including adulthood will assist in a positive transition to adult diabetes care services. The professional support provided by the MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children staff provides patients with the information, skills, and tools they need to live life to the fullest.
Pediatric Diabetes Care
30 Prospect Avenue, WFan building
The MOLLY Center for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center consists of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the comprehensive care of children with diabetes.
Support groups are offered for both parents and children.
The MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children at Hackensack University Medical Center participates in research projects to help further medical knowledge and provide the best possible care for patients. Current studies include:
- BD Injection Techniques
- BD Comparison of Glycemic Control in Obese Subjects with Diabetes Using Different Needle Sizes
The programs and services offered by the MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children adhere to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Care guidelines. This education program has been certified and maintained recognition from the American Diabetes Association since 1996. The comprehensive diabetes educational program consists of five sessions over a six month period with continual review sessions every six months. The classes are held during the daytime (mornings or afternoons) and evenings and are two hours in length in group or individual sessions. These classes are designed to provide patients with a better understanding of diabetes mellitus and how best to manage it.
Program overview adheres to the American Association of Diabetes Educators Seven Self-Care Behaviors:
- Healthy Eating
- Individualized meal planning/weight management
- Food nutrients-carbohydrates, proteins, fats
- Carbohydrate counting and label reading
- Dining out/snacks/holidays
- Cultural preferences
- Being Active
- Exercise overview and benefits
- Strategies to increase activity
- Target goals – heart rate, frequency, duration, type
- Hemoglobin A1c testing
- Instructions on home glucose monitoring
- Ketone testing – urine and blood
- Taking Medication
- Diabetes pills
- Insulin – injection with syringe and/or pen device
- Insulin pump – training and adjustments
- Problem Solving
- Analyzing blood glucose patterns and trends
- Medication dose adjustments
- Hypoglycemia treatment and prevention
- Hyperglycemia treatment and prevention
- Sick Day Management
- Travel Guidelines
- Special occasions
- Workshop – keeping diabetes in balance
- Healthy Coping
- Behavioral change strategies
- Stress management
- Psychosocial issues
- Health maintenance schedule
- Reducing Risks
- Chronic complications – eyes, kidneys, nerves
- Foot care review
- Skin care review
- Dental care review
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