The American Diabetes Association has recognized our programs for excellence in diabetes education. Your ability to properly manage your own diabetes, through diet, exercise, self-monitoring and drug management, have a huge impact on how you feel and your health.
Our Certified Diabetes Educators understand the challenges that patients with diabetes face. They work closely with your doctor to offer you the best care and information.
Our classes are available in Spanish as well as English.
Diabetes Intensive Self-Management
Participants receive a comprehensive diabetes evaluation, attend educational classes and receive individual counseling. Our program covers the following topics:
- What is diabetes
- Who is at risk
- Benefits of a healthy diet and exercise
- Use and safety of medications
- Insulin administration
- Carbohydrate counting
- Introduction to insulin pumps
This class is offered at the Grand Oaks Center on the Alamance Regional Campus and at MedCenter Mebane.
Gestational Diabetes Education
This program is for pregnant women with gestational diabetes. Participants attend two classes and receive individual counseling. Patients learn about gestational diabetes, who is at risk, and the benefits of diet and exercise. They are also given a blood glucose meter, instructed in the use of the meter and instructed in urine testing for ketones.
This class is offered at the Grand Oaks Center on the Alamance Regional Campus. Classes available in Spanish.
Insulin Pump Program
Our insulin pump program provides an introduction to pump therapy and the pumps available, and an assessment of patient needs.
This class is offered at the Grand Oaks Center on the Alamance Regional Campus and in MedCenter Mebane.