At DEN, we increase the quality of life for people with diabetes, through education, innovative management and customized attention.
As busy practitioners time is not always on your side. At DEN we collaborate with you to provide the right education for your clients.
Healthy employees are vital to employee productivity. DEN offers Customized Wellness Programs for Corporate Groups to suit your employees and your budget
DEN collaborates with schools, churches, and non-profit organizations to help reduce the burden of Diabetes in The Bahamas.
The dexcom montior gave me my confidence back. I am able to control how high or low my blood sugar gets and I am able to work around it. Dexcom also gave me the freedom of checking my blood sugar when I go out with friends and not having to prick my finger. It is an amazing thing to be able to live with diabetes easily. Antonia, age 17, type 1 diabetes
Dexcom gave me freedom and confidence
Thank you so very much for giving me the opportunity to try the Dexcom. I was amazed at the information it provided me! First, I am a very visual person and the Dexcom was extremely helpful in learning how my body reacts to different foods. Second, the arrows on the CGM were very helpful in, say - deciding to go for a walk, drive my car, or go shopping. Thus, I was better able to care for myself and care for my problem before it was even thought of as a problem. Cynthia, type 1 diabetes
Got the Dexcom - and got stability
In March 2016, I almost lost my 10 year old son. He was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic. My son was placed on 4 shots a day and sometimes more. His sugar level was very unstable. One minute very high, then very low. I was always so afraid. Afraid what happens in his sleep, afraid of what happens at school, afraid to let him out of my site. We then visited the Diabetes Education Network and consulted with Nurse Anita Cates, who introduced us to DEXCOM. We tested it for 10 days, and believe me it made our lives much easier. I did not have to keep waking my son up all through the night to stick him to check his sugar. I did not have to wake up every hour wondering if he was ok. If his sugar dropped too low or went up too high we would be alerted by an alarm on the DEXCOM. Immediately after the trail, I said to Nurse Cates, “We need to get our own”. Nurse Cates placed an order for us right away. We are now the proud owners of our own DEXCOM. I love it and my son loves it. I thought it would be hard to use, but right away my son knew how to work everything on the device (Technology Babies). It is worth every penny. Parents you get some of your normal life back. Thank you Nurse Cates and Diabetes Education Network for educating us on DEXCOM. We love it and cannot imagine being without it. Get your DEXCOM today! Alicia
A Mother's Testimony For Dexcom
Dr & Nurse Cates have truly been wonderful caretakers to me as I walk with my diabetes care regime. I have not come across such genuinely caring and thoroughly knowledgeable diabetes experts in The Bahamas since I was diagnosed 22 years ago. They have been very patient, understanding and encouraging every step of the way, always informing me of the latest treatment methods that are being developed. Dionne Benjamin-Smith
DEN offered me genuine care
I have been a diabetic for the past twenty-five (25) years. I am doing excellent and most recently brought my blood glucose under control, meaning that my blood glucose readings are within normal range. I give all the credit for this to my Health Care Professionals, Dr. Graham and Nurse Anita Cates. They are a very caring team. They treats me as if though I am their only patient this makes me feel loved and very special. Nurse Cates in particular, assists me with the management of my diabetes in that she sits with me and explain everything I need to know about diabetes such as the danger of having high and low blood glucose readings. She helps me with my meal planning and the administration of my medications. It is because of Nurse Cates constant checking on me and advising me on what to do and the amount of medication I should take if I am getting high blood glucose readings that I am doing so well and leading a normal day to day life. She also provides me lots of reading materials and Wabe Sites for additional information. Everyone I meet with diabetes I recommend them to see Doctor and Nurse Cates.
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Although initially shocked and disheartened by the news, through the strong support and encouragement from Dr. Graham Cates and Nurse Anita Cates I have gained complete confidence in managing my health and living a very active and happy life. As a diabetes education specialist, Nurse Cates is a great listener who is compassionate and continues to provide me with current educational tools to help me remain confident in my ability to have fun, exercise, work and eat scheduled balanced meals. With this knowledge, I am empowered to share their passion and encourage others to be open minded by becoming educated about diabetes.
Anita has been most supportive in my walk with my condition of Diabetes. Her knowledge and positive, uplifting attitude provides a source of strength and education for all who are challenged with diabetes. With Anita, we know we are not on this journey alone and we will always have her support and guidance.
I first met Anita in July 2008, when she attended a Basic Training Program for Nurses in Nassau Bahamas. She was an active participant in the two day program of training, and demonstrated keen interest in participating in the vision of providing education to all people with diabetes in the Bahamas. Since that time, I have watched with keen pleasure as she continued with her dream – enhancing her knowledge base, participating in conferences, completing her certification as a CCDE and most recently, she became involved in more intensive diabetes management – participating in advanced programmes of insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose management. In addition to all of this, her excitement and passion has become her trademark; as she has coordinated and participated in numerous community programmes on various islands in the Bahamas. I wish Anita all the very best and look forward to hearing about the positive outcomes from her activities.
Andrea C Hunt, RN, MsHS, CDE
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Diabetes Education Network Family Medicine Center
P. O. Box N. 1658
Telephone: (242) 327 2878
FMC/DEN: (242) 702-9310
Fax: (242) 327 2879
Family Medicine Center Pharmacy: (242) 702-9300
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The Diabetes Education Network was established in 2011 to address the overwhelming need in The Bahamas for quality treatment and care for people with Diabetes or at risk of diabetes. Leading the way in diabetes treatment and education in The Bahamas, DEN offers compassion combined with research based care.