- Diabetes Center
Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or you've had diabetes for years, we can help you manage your diabetes better through education, motivation and training.
Diabetes is a complex disease. Balancing your diet, exercise and medication to achieve optimal health requires ongoing education, training and motivational support.
At the Diabetes Education Center, we provide the education and motivation you need to help you control your disease. Staying in control can affect how you feel day-to-day and can help you avoid serious long term complications from your disease.
At the Diabetes Education Center at LewisGale, we offer the latest information about topics affecting your disease, including:
Our Diabetes Nurse Educator can discuss the many options available in treating your disease, including new medications and delivery systems. We can advise you of possible side effects to your medications.
Exercise is a key component to managing your disease. We can help you to find ways to incorporate exercise in your daily activities.
Eating a balanced diet is important to your success in controlling your blood sugar levels. We can review your diet and talk to you and your family about dietary changes which may be necessary.
Monitoring Your Blood Sugar
We can show you how to monitor your blood sugar at home accurately and safely.
Preventing Disease Complications
Learn about the complications of diabetes and methods of preventing them.
We can help you to identify other educational resources, such as support groups, books, videos, and other material.
Helping You Manage Diabetes... for Life
Having diabetes means a lifelong commitment to a healthy life-style. We can help you and your family to solve the problems that may arise and provide the ongoing support, not only in the first days following diagnosis, but whenever you need understanding or motivation to "get back on track." Our nurses and dietitians are available to consult with you. As always, family members are welcome.
Your diabetes educators and dietitians work as a team to help you manage your diabetes.
The Diabetes Education Center is located on the 1st floor of LewisGale Medical Center.
Our mission is to provide diabetes education, training and resources to patients, families, health care professionals, and the community.
For 24/7 free physician referral, health information, or consultation with a registered nurse, call Consult-A-Nurse toll free at 1-877-2HCA DOCS (1-877-242-2362)