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.

Components of The Program

Initial Session
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.
Follow-up Sessions
Your follow-up visits will focus on problem solving, reducing diabetes complications, exercise, advance meal planning and adapting to living with a chronic disease.
Program Locations
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. 

Additional Resources

Northside Health Library - Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

Manage your diabetes
CNN Accent Health, August 2014

Apps you can download to manage your diabetes
CNN Accent Health, June 2014

Type 2 Diabetes & Exercising
CNN Accent Health, January 2014

Making winter comfort foods lighter
CNN Accent health, December 2013

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Northside Hospital – Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Diabetes: (404) 851-6023
Nutrition: (404) 236-8036

Northside Hospital – Cherokee
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
Diabetes: (678) 493-1503
Nutrition: (404) 236-8036

Northside Hospital – Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
Diabetes: (404) 851-6023
Nutrition: (404) 236-8036


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