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Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Diabetes Care 

Suburban Hospital’s outpatient diabetes education programs provide the foundation and support you need to thrive and live a healthy life. From support group meetings, one-on-one consultations, and/or self-management classes, we have the program that is right for you.

Diabetes Self-Management Training

Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) is an evidence based program that incorporates the needs and goals of people with diabetes into a personalized plan to improve health outcomes. Learn the benefits of DSMT and how to enroll.

Diabetes Symposium

A platform to learn innovative concepts and findings from leading experts in diabetes management and treatment. Offered in the spring.

Diabetes Education Programs

  • Learn how diabetes progresses and what essential lifestyle modifications can slow or prevent the onset of diabetes. This class is ideal for anyone diagnosed with pre-diabetes or at-risk of developing diabetes because of family or personal health history. 

    • Offered quarterly at Suburban Hospital
    • 1.5 hour class 
    • Fee: $20/person
  • An evidence-based program designed by The Stanford Patient Education Research Center Stanford Program. This six-week workshop has helped many people living with diabetes by empowering and giving them control to better manage their diabetes. Workshop cover, techniques to deal with fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and emotional problems such as depression, anger, fear and frustration.

    • Offered twice a year
    • Small group format
    • 2.5 hours per session |1 session per week 
    • Free

Diabetes Support Groups

  • Designed for people living with T1D or parents with a child with T1D.  Participants are encouraged to bring questions or topics for discussion. Meetings are informal. Parents are welcome to bring children and teenagers. Childcare is not available. 

    • Meets the 4th Wed. of most months 
    • 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
  • Facilitated by a Certified Diabetes Educator, the monthly meetings feature guest speakers discussing a variety of topics important for living well with diabetes. Learn strategies, exchange information, and get the support you need to thrive 365 days-a-year.

    • Meets monthly, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • Free and open-to-all
    • Open to family members and caregivers

Diabetes Clinic

Mobile Med/NIH Endocrine Clinic at Suburban Hospital- Low Cost Medical Care

On July 2010, Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, inaugurated the MobileMed/NIH Endocrine Clinic at Suburban Hospital. Located in Bethesda, Md., the clinic draws expertise and resources from Mobile Medical Care, Inc., The National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, and Suburban Hospital to create the first endocrine treatment center in the county for low-income and uninsured Montgomery County residents.

One night per week, volunteer endocrinologists, dieticians, nurses, and administrators from the three partner organizations, donate their time so that qualifying patients have access to the very best comprehensive endocrine care, from diagnostic tests to treatment and nutrition counseling, without the financial burden. To learn more, contact Mobile Medical Care, Inc.

Heart Care

HeartWell is a free health education program designed for seniors to increase awareness about preventative guidelines, symptom recognition and management, medications, blood pressure monitoring, diet and lifestyle enhancements. The program is staffed by Suburban Hospital registered nurses at three senior centers in Montgomery County.

Blood Pressure Screening Sites

A free service that offers wallet-sized cards to record multiple screenings and disseminates helpful health education. See a complete list of our ongoing blood pressure screenings. 

Lung Care 

Quitting smoking is hard. Suburban Hospital has teamed up with the American Lung Association and the Montgomery County Cancer Crusade to bring the best quitting resources to our community. Are you ready to commit to quit smoking? We are here to support you through the quitting process. 

  • This evidence-based program provides you with tools you will need to quit successfully in a supportive environment over a seven-week period. You will be provided with a step-by-step plan where you will gain the skills and techniques needed to take control of your behavior. The Freedom from Smoking program has helped hundreds of thousands of people quit smoking for over 35 years – and it can help you, too!
  • Want to quit, but you don’t have the time to attend a class? Break your addiction from tobacco and get the support you need whenever and wherever through this online cessation course. With support from an online community and American Lung Association tobacco cessation counselors, get ready to quit and learn short-and long-term strategies for avoiding relapse and staying smoke-free. The perfect resource for a person who is on the go. Kick the habit today.

  • A patient-centered and community-based club that supports those individuals with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer. Topics include medication management, available medical trials for people with COPD and breathing exercises.

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