Diabetes & Endocrinology

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CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology headed by Endocrinologist Dr. Egils Bogdanovics is a group of dedicated diabetes specialist professionals specifically trained to help people with diabetes learn how to reduce diabetes-related complications, maintain better health, and manage their disease.

The Center operates an American Diabetes Association recognized program to help people with diabetes care, and offers insulin pump training, weight loss programs, carbohydrate counting classes, blood glucose awareness training, and continuous glucose monitoring.

Endocrinologist Egils Bogdanovics, M.D., joined the Diabetes and endocrinology CHH Medical Staff in 2000. He attended St. George’s University Medical School, conducted a Residency and Internship St. Mary’s Hospital, and a Fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is a certified diabetes specialist by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes & Metabolism.

The team of board certified diabetes physician specialists, certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and social workers are specifically trained to help people with diabetes avoid complications and maintain better health throughout their lifetime. Their goals are to provide a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to diabetes treatment and disease management.CHH diabetes and endocrinology employs new technology including the continuous glucose-monitoring device, which fits just under the skin and measures blood glucose levels every five minutes, and is as innovative as the discovery of insulin treatment.

The practice operates the ADA recognized program to help people with diabetes and offers insulin pump training, weight loss programs, carbohydrate counting classes, blood glucose awareness training and continuous glucose monitoring.

The practice accepts most major insurances.

For questions on the practice and education classes and to schedule an appointment, contact (860) 496-2198

“Healthy Living With Diabetes” Education Program

CHH Diabetes and Endocrinology offers a comprehensive four-part educational program involving ten hours of class on important topics designed to help manage diabetes.

Information is presented by members of the Hungerford Diabetes team including diabetes educators, nurses and dieticians. A variety of teaching methods and materials will be used. Afternoon and evening classes are scheduled on a monthly basis. A spouse, relative, or friend is welcome to participate in the program with you. This program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Topics include:

  • Nutrition basics/carbohydrate counting
  • Diabetes medications
  • Sick day guidelines
  • Foot and skin care
  • Changing behavior
  • Community resources
  • Monitoring and interpreting blood sugar results
  • Diabetes and exercise
  • Detection and prevention of chronic complications
  • Family involvement and social support
  • Stress and lifestyle changes

Diabetes Education is a covered benefit by Blue Cross, Connecticare, Cigna, Medicare, Aetna and many other private insurers. Please call your insurance company to find out your level of coverage since individual policies may vary. There is a fee for Diabetes Classes.

For further information and registration, contact the Hungerford Diabetes Center at (860) 496-2198.

2017 Class Schedule

April 18th & 19th
Carb Counting
Understanding Medications

April 25th & 26th
Benefits of Exercise
Preventing Complications
Grocery Store Tour

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The classes, unless otherwise announced, are held at the Hungerford Center, 780 Litchfield Street in Torrington, CT