Diabetes Outpatient Education Program
Atlantic Health Center
9714 Healthway Drive
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 Outpatient 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
- 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 program is facilitated and taught by two certified diabetes educators.
For more information about the services offered through this program or
how to obtain the necessary referral from your physician, please contact
the Diabetes Outpatient Education Program at 410-641-9703.
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,