Diabetes Self Management Education and Support

11107 Racetrack Road
Berlin, Maryland, 21811

By appointment: 8:00 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 left unchecked, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Those with diabetes can take control of the disease and live a full, happy life. Atlantic General's Diabetes Self Management Education and Support services can provide the proper tools to do so.

We provide comprehensive self management education and support for people with diabetes and their families, through group and individual educational sessions. 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, we provide 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 services are facilitated and taught by two certified diabetes educators who coordinate care for their patients with referring providers, including Atlantic General Health System's endocrinologist Faustino Macuha, Jr., M.D.

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

Darlene Jameson, MPH, RD, CDE

Diabetes Education 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 20 years. She served as the Director of Nutrition Services for Atlantic General Hospital prior to her current position at Atlantic General Diabetes Center. 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.