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Starling pleased to have two diabetes educators who work with patients to understand and manage diabetic care. They offer a wide range of group classes on topics related to diabetes care and management. These classes are free, very informative, and are offered in-person and online. They also provide 1:1 coaching.

Lillian (Lil) Vozzolo, BS, RN, CDCES is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with over 20 years of experience and excellent teaching skills. She served as a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 15 years and has spent the last 9 years working within Starling Endocrinology. Lil’s services have now expanded to the broader Starling community, and she works with all Starling diabetic patients to effectively manage their care.

Donna Denault, RN, MSN, CDCES is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with a master’s degree in Education. She has over 20 years of nursing experience and providing education to patients and their families. She served as a Certified Diabetes Educator at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and as a health, wellness, and chronic care coach with a large primary care practice. With her colleague Lil, Donna’s experience has now expanded to the Starling Community where she works with all Starling patients with diabetes and chronic health issues to effectively manage their care. 

Group Classes

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle including eating healthier, being physically active, and maintaining or reaching a healthy weight to help prevent diabetes and the complications of diabetes.

Basic Diabetes Care & Management

Overview on what is diabetes, medication instruction, balancing food, medication, nutrition and exercise, blood glucose goals, tools to help successfully manage diabetes

Carbohydrate Counting & Meal Planning

Discussion on what are the macronutrients, how do carbohydrates affect your blood sugar, healthy meal planning 

Diabetes Medications & Prevention of Long-Term Complications

A brief overview of medications for your diabetes. Also, learn about how diabetes can affect different parts of your body and how to prevent problems/complications from diabetes.

Sensor Therapy

Introduction to continuous glucose monitoring, interpretation of glucose monitoring, professional CGM trials, individual and group training on personal devices

Pump Therapy

Introduction to benefits of pump therapy, instruction on pump basal and bolus theory, individual  training classes on personal pumps 

InPen

Instruction on Smart Pen to record insulin usage as a tool for evaluation of current medication Regimen


Our educators are also available to work with patients in the office or via Telemedicine to go more in-depth on the usage of advanced diabetes management tools. They can be reached via email at LiVozzolo@starlingphysicians.com or ddenault@starlingphysicans.com. Or, feel free to contact by phone at: 860-258-3470, ext 5909 to schedule a session.

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