Helping You Manage Your Diabetes Effectively
We know that when it comes to your health, expertise and ongoing support matters. You’ll find that our diabetes team has both the compassionate care and expert knowledge you need.
Our program is certified by the American Diabetes Association and our team members are nationally certified in diabetes education. We offer individual counseling sessions, small classes and support groups on a wide variety of diabetes topics, some medical-based, others practical lifestyle guidance.
Center for Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy
Our Center for Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy offers advanced diabetes self-management training including:
- Monitoring your blood pressure
- Preventing disease complications
Online Diabetes Educational Resource
Visit our online Health Library for more in-depth diabetes information and resources on:
Support Groups and Classes for Diabetes Management
We offer two free diabetes support groups that meet monthly at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. Registration is not required. Open to those impacted by diabetes and their loved ones, our support groups discuss a wide range of diabetes topics.
Our diabetes care classes are small to accommodate individual needs and typically last two to three hours. We encourage patients to attend and bring a family member or support person. We cover topics such as:
- Types and causes of diabetes
- Meal planning and nutrition
- Reading food labels
- Exercise guidelines
- Diabetes medication
- Reducing the risk of complications
- Goal setting and problem solving
- Sick day guidelines
- Pregnancy and diabetes
- Stress management