Diabetes Program

For appointments and more information contact: Diabetes Program Coordinator Pat LaFontaine at (607) 547-3649

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Diabetes Education Program: Self Management Training for Diabetes

  • A comprehensive education service to assist you with diabetes self management to the best of your ability.
  • A visit with the Certified Diabetes Educator or Diabetes Nurse Educator can provide you with the tools and information needed to manage your diabetes.
  • Diabetes Education in based on The 7 Self-Care Behaviors recommended by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). These behaviors can help you with your daily diabetes care plan. The seven behaviors are Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medications, Problem Solving, Reducing Risk, and Healthy Coping.

This Program is for You If...

  • You have diabetes.
  • Your healthcare provider recommends you learn more about diabetes management.
  • You want to learn more about diabetes management.


More about us….

  • Certified Diabetes Educators or Diabetes Nurse Educators work under the supervision of an Endocrinologist, collaborate with Prime Care physicians, and dieticians, for optimal management of your diabetes care.
  • Our diabetes educators will meet with you for a private consultation to personalize your care.
  • Our program follows the American Association of Diabetes Educators, also know as the AADE, recognition guidelines. The AADE Guidelines for Practice of Diabetes Self Management Education and Training are being nationally recognized.


  • Variable clinic hours are available for individual appointments.
  • Group sessions are offered in several locations
  • Speak with your local scheduler for additional time and location options. Call (607) 547-3649 or (315) 867-2786.


  • As occurs with other Bassett appointments, we will submit charges to your insurance carrier. You may be responsible for a co payment or other charges, if not covered.

Family members or domestic partners that attend may do so free of charge.

Diabetes education services:

Canajoharie Health Center (518) 673-5555
Cobleskill Regional Hospital (607) 547-6986
Bassett Medical Center/Cooperstown (607) 547-3300
Delhi Health Center (607) 746-0550
Hamilton Specialty Services (315) 824-0161
Herkimer Health Center (315) 867-2700
Little Falls Primary Care (315) 823-4546
Oneonta Health Center (607) 433-1790
St. Johnsville Health Center (518) 568-3403
Unadilla Health Center (607) 369-2271
Walton Health Center (607) 865-6541

Locations that offer consultations with an endocrinologist:

Bassett Medical Center, One Atwell Road, Cooperstown
Cobleskill Regional Hospital, 178 Grandview Drive, Cobleskill
Herkimer Health Center, 321 E. Albany Street, Herkimer
Norwich Health Center, 55 Calvary Drive, Norwich

To make an appointment

For Cooperstown: (607) 547-3300
For Delhi: (607) 547-3300
For Herkimer: (607) 547-3300
For Cobleskill: (607) 547-3300

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