Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program earns recognition

May 20, 2015

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) was recently recertified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Programs that earn certification meet the national standards for diabetes education and have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management.

“Self-management is an essential component of diabetes treatment. In our education program, patients learn how to effectively manage their disease and prevent complications from arising. Our patients can also feel confident they are receiving instruction from providers who are experts in diabetes management,” said Karen Mcavoy, diabetes program education coordinator, The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

HOCC offers a series of education classes in New Britain and Southington during the evening and daytime hours. Classes are open to patients living with diabetes or those who are newly diagnosed. The comprehensive sessions provide an overview of diabetes and focus on blood sugar monitoring, nutrition and physical activity recommendations, medication and stress management, goal setting, and much more. A physician referral is required to participate. To learn more about HOCC’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, please call 860.224.5672.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit; for a physician referral, call 1.800.321.6244.