Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at New Brunswick Campus (RWJBarnabas Health)
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program designed to provide individuals who have diabetes with knowledge and skills to help them take control of their diabetes. The education program is managed and instructed by two certified diabetes educators (a registered nurse and a registered dietitian). When a patient with diabetes is referred, he/she is scheduled for an initial appointment where individual needs for education are established. Additional appointments are available for one-on-one sessions or for group instruction.
Outpatients must have a physician order to register for diabetes self-management training. A diagnosis code must also be included. Medicare, Medicaid and many insurers cover the cost of diabetes supplies and diabetes self-management training. It is recommended that patients check with their insurance before calling for an appointment. Physician orders and referrals may be faxed to the educators at (732) 253-3578.