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Diabetes Self Care Management Institute (DSCMI) in Hyattsville, Maryland offers support to medical providers and their patients with improved access to comprehensive diabetes care. Read what some of them have to say about our diabetes management and education services:

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Handle Your Diabetes the Right Way


Keep your diabetes under control with help from DSCMI. We share medical information and health advice to help you deal with this disease. Make sure to visit our website often to keep yourself updated with our blog entries.

Our Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

Do I Have Diabetes?

January 15, 2018

Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


About 8 million people in the United States have diabetes and don't know it, and relatives of people with Type 1 or Type 2 are at increased risk of developing the condition. Concerned a loved one unknowingly may be living with diabetes? Learn about risk factors, signs and symptoms, how to get tested, and treatment approaches. Click here to read more.

Managing High Blood Sugar

February 14, 2018

Laura Hieronymus, DNP, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, and Belinda O'Connell, MS, RD, CDE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


When you were diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor probably told you that your blood glucose levels were too high. Indeed, high blood glucose, or hyperglycemia, is the hallmark of diabetes. Hyperglycemia is linked to the development of long-term diabetes complications.


Keeping blood glucose levels close to normal requires learning how to balance food intake, physical activity, and the effects of any diabetes medicines your doctor may prescribe to lower your blood glucose level. Read more here.

High Blood Sugar Symptoms

March 15, 2018

Wil Dubois, BS, AAS, CPT

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


If you’ve had diabetes for any length of time at all, you’ve probably seen lists of the signs and symptoms of high blood glucose dozens of times. But have you ever stopped to wonder why they occur? Read more here.

Dexcom CGM Granted Medicare Coverage

March 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System will now be covered as durable medical equipment under Medicare Part B for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who are on intensive insulin therapy. Great news right!?! Read more on this here.

Controlling the Dawn Phenomenon

March 15, 2018

David Spero, BSN, RN

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Do you wake up with a blood glucose level that’s higher than when you went to bed? You might wonder how this could be. Is this “dawn phenomenon” serious, and what can you do about it? Learn about causes of, and strategies for dealing with, this common occurrence. Read the full article here.

Neuropathy

March 15, 2018

Diabetes Self-Management Mag

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Damage to nerves. In people with diabetes, neuropathy is generally caused by high blood sugar levels, but there are other possible causes of neuropathy, such as a B vitamin deficiency, injury, some drugs, and cancer. Follow this link to read the full article, interesting and helpful pointers.

Lime Grilled Chicken Recipe for Diabetics

March 15, 2018

Diabetes Self-Management Mag

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Yield: 2 Chicken Cutlets


Serving Size: 1 Chicken Cutlet


Nutrition Facts per Serving

Calories: 155

Carbohydrates: 5 g

Protein: 27 g

Fat: 3 g

Saturated Fat: 1 g

Sodium: 77 mg

Fiber: 1 g


Exchanges per Serving

4 Very Lean Meat

½ Other Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate Choices: ½


Get the recipe here.

Enjoying Pedicures

March 15, 2018

Laura Hieronymus, DNP, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, and Belinda O'Connell, MS, RD, CDE

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Diabetes is notorious for causing foot problems. In fact, it is the number one cause of lower limb amputations in the United States. More than half of the amputations performed each year are caused by diabetes. Get all the expert foot care in this article

Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction

Ann Ezzell and Neil Baum, MD

Ann Ezzell and Neil Baum, MD

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common occurrence in men with diabetes, but a large percentage of those who have both conditions do not respond to therapy with one of the popular ED pills. This article takes a look at other treatment options for men who do not respond to oral medications. Read the full story here.


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If you want to learn more about diabetes management, please feel free to contact us. We are more than willing to share our knowledge with you.

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