Diabetes Education Program

11107 Racetrack Road
Berlin, Maryland, 21811

By appointment: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

More than 23 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes, yet nearly a quarter of those individuals remain undiagnosed. If it is left unchecked, diabetes can lead to devastating results including blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage in addition to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But, those with diabetes can take control of the disease and live full, happy lives.

Atlantic General's Diabetes Education program can provide the proper tools to do so. Ours is a comprehensive program of group and individual educational sessions for people with diabetes and their families. Our program has received the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for quality self management education. In addition to individualized, custom diabetes management plans and detailed personal goals, the program provides information about:

  • Glucose self-monitoring
  • Meal planning
  • Exercise
  • Diabetes medicine
  • Acute complications including high and low blood sugars
  • Chronic complications such as eye, kidney, nerve and cardiovascular disorders
  • Emotional considerations – coping and problem-solving strategies
  • Foot care
  • Guidelines for medical check-ups

The diabetes education program is facilitated and taught by two certified diabetes educators who coordinate care for their patients with Atlantic General Health System's new endocrinologist Faustino Macuha, Jr., M.D., Dr. Macuha is dual certified in endocrinology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His specialty will help him to provide care for patients with diabetes, thyroid, adrenal, and other hormone and metabolic disorders. The Diabetes Education Program is lucky to have him and his knowledge of endocrinology aboard.

For more information about the services offered through this program or how to obtain the necessary referral from your physician, please contact the Diabetes Education Program at 410-208-9761.

Darlene Jameson, MPH, RD, CDE

Diabetes Education Program Coordinator

Darlene Jameson, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, has provided education and counseling for nutrition and diabetes in our community for the past 15 years. She served as the Director of Nutrition Services here at Atlantic General Hospital prior to her current position in the Outpatient Diabetes Program. She frequently speaks at community events, writes articles for local publications and is involved with the Tri-County Diabetes Alliance. Darlene holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Rochester, NY, and a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.