Diabetes is a chronic illness and requires patients to take an active role in controlling the disease. This includes informed management of food intake, exercise and stress, as well as the proper administration of blood glucose testing and anti-diabetes medications.
Northside Hospital’s Comprehensive Outpatient Diabetes Program
gives patients the information, support and care they need to manage
their illness and live healthy, rewarding lives.
The Program, which is available on an individual basis or in small group settings, is designed for individuals with:
Type 1 – Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Type 2 – Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Prevention, Pre Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome (by making lifestyle changes at these early stages, many patients can prevent Type 2 Diabetes)
PCOS – Women of child-bearing age who have Polycycstic Ovarian Syndrome
The Program is also designed for people who want information, motivation or intensive management, as well as those who want to prevent, detect and treat complications related to diabetes.
For information about Gestational Diabetes, go to the Maternity section.
During this visit, you will learn the basics of diabetes self-management training, including blood-sugar testing and meal planning. Spouses or significant others are welcome to attend.
Your follow-up visits will focus on problem solving, reducing diabetes complications, exercise, advance meal planning and adapting to living with a chronic disease.
Classes are held at either our Diabetes Education Center at Meridian Mark (in Sandy Springs), the North Crescent Medical Building (in Alpharetta), the Northside Hospital - Forsyth Education Center (in Cumming) or our Northside Hospital-Cherokee Education Center (in Canton).
Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
We accept most insurances with a physician's order.