Diabetes and Nutrition

Meridian Mark Plaza
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 475
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-6023

North Crescent Medical Building
11975 Morris Road, Suite 120
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(404) 851-6023

Northside Hospital-Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(404) 851-6023

Northside Hospital-Cherokee
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
(678) 493-1501


Diabetes Education Program

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.

Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, Northside Hospital’s Comprehensive Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is designed to give you the information, support and care you need to manage your illness and live a healthy, rewarding life. Our specially trained and board-certified nurses, registered dietitians and educators work with you to adapt an individualized self-care plan that incorporates eating habits, meal planning preferences and any medical conditions.

Northside's Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is recommended for newly diagnosed patients as well as those whose diabetes control needs improvement. The Program is available on an individual basis or in small group settings and 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
  • Gestational Diabetes – Women who have diabetes during pregnancy 

The program also is 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. 

Components of The Program

Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. We accept most insurances with a physician's order.

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 our Diabetes Education Center at Meridian Mark (Sandy Springs), the North Crescent Medical Building (Alpharetta), Northside Hospital-Forsyth (Cumming) and Northside Hospital-Cherokee (Canton). 

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


Northside Hospital - Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 851-8000

Northside Hospital - Cherokee

201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 720-5100

Northside Hospital - Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 844-3200

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