Diabetes Education Program

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This 6-week interactive program provides comprehensive diabetes education. The class is targeted at those with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, but can be helpful for those with pre-diabetes or anyone interested in improving their overall health. Topics covered include defining diabetes, healthy eating, stress, lifestyle changes, blood sugar monitoring and much more. The class is free of charge and parking is provided.

Emerson Hospital, Cheney A Conference Room


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Ashley Pickering Brown

Ashley is the diabetes educator for Emerson Hospital. She is a nurse practitioner who specializes in diabetes and endocrinology, and is also a nationally certified diabetes educator (CDE). Ashley is the director of the outpatient Emerson Agarwal Diabetes Center and also works in professional development at Emerson educating nurses on diabetes management. As a CDE, Ashley’s goal is to teach patients how to optimally manage their diabetes through comprehensive and individualized planning.

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Pat Donovan McLeaod

Pat is the program director for the “Everyone with Diabetes Counts” initiative at New England Quality Innovation Program (NE QIN). She is a registered nurse and healthcare quality specialist with extensive experience in creating collaborative education programs. The New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (NE QIN-QIO) is a collaborative effort between Healthcentric Advisors and Qualidigm. Together, they serve as a centralized resource for knowledge to help providers improve the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare throughout New England.