The Diabetes Center

Updated 10-18-2011

Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and 79 million have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Anne Arundel Medical Center's Diabetes Center offers these individuals with diabetes a central location for coordinated, accessible and comprehensive diabetes services.

The Diabetes Center has certified diabetes educators (CDEs) to see patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes or those who want to update their knowledge and improve their self-management skills. These people may have Type I, Type 2, or gestational diabetes. The hospital's program is designed to assist people with self-management skills so they can avoid the disabilities associated with diabetes.

The Diabetes Center offers individual counseling, education classes, free quarterly foot screenings and support groups to patients who are referred to them through the hospital or through primary care physicians. For information about the Diabetes Center, call (443) 481-5380.

The hospital also has a diabetes clinic at the Stanton Outreach Center in Annapolis that is open the third Thursday of every month, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. For information, call (443) 481-3599.

Warning Signs of Diabetes

Are You at Risk?

Check the items that apply to you, then look for the total.

I am a woman who has had a baby weighing more than nine pounds at birth.
I have a sister or brother with diabetes.
I have a parent with diabetes.
I am overweight.
I am under 65 years of age and I get little or no exercise.
I am between 45 and 64 years of age.
I am 65 years old or older.


Scoring 10 or more points: You are at high risk for having diabetes. Only your health care provider can check to see if you have diabetes. See yours soon and find out for sure.

Scoring 3-9 points: You are probably at low risk for diabetes now. But don't just forget about it. Keep your risk low by losing weight if you are overweight, being active most days, and eating low-fat meals that are high in fruits and vegetables, and whole grain foods.

Individual Diabetes Education

One-hour instructional sessions on insulin administration, home blood glucose monitoring medical nutritional therapy, and diabetes management skills. For more information, call (443) 481-5380.