Diabetes & Nutrition Education Program

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Diabetes & Nutrition 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 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Gestational Diabetes – Women who have diabetes during pregnancy

Our Diabetes & Nutrition Education Programs

Our programs are 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.

Diabetes Self-Management Education

Our comprehensive Outpatient Diabetes Education is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education.  The program is designed to help you to learn more about diabetes and promote adopting a self-care plan for a healthier lifestyle.

Topics covered:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Activity
  • Problem Solving
  • Taking Medication
  • Healthy Coping
  • Reducing Risks
  • Glucose Monitoring
  • Injection Training  as needed

Gestational Diabetes

This is a class for expectant mothers who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Classes information includes:

  • How to support a safe pregnancy
  • Delivery of a healthy baby
  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes.
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Medical Nutrition Therapy

Experienced Registered Dietitians provide individualized nutrition counseling (2 years of age and older at Gwinnett Location) (16 years and older at Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Forsyth Locations) for a variety of health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes including hypertension, hyperlipidemia and chronic kidney disease
  • Prediabetes
  • Women’s Health (prenatal, PCOS, diabetes in pregnancy)

*Interpretive services are available.

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Program Components

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 (Atlanta), the North Crescent Medical Building (Alpharetta), Northside Hospital-Forsyth (Cumming), Northside Hospital-Cherokee Education Center (Woodstock) and Diabetes and Nutrition Education ( Gwinnett / Duluth).



Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (All Locations)

Individual and Group appointments are available.

Services are provided by certified diabetes care and education specialists, registered nurses, and registered dietitians.

Why Northside

Our Focus Is on Transforming the Health of Georgia

We bring the latest diagnostics and treatments, including breakthroughs in academic medical research, right into the heart of Georgia's communities.

  • Clinical excellence with a patient-first approach
  • Life-changing health care discovery and innovation
  • Building strong, healthy communities
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Diabetes & Nutrition Education Locations

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Diabetes and Nutrition Education Atlanta
5445 Meridian Mark Road
Suite 475
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-6023 Get Directions
Diabetes and Nutrition Education Cherokee
2001 Professional Parkway
Suite 150
Woodstock, GA 30188
678-388-6400 Get Directions
Diabetes and Nutrition Education Forsyth
1100 Northside Forsyth Drive
Suite 300-A
Cumming, GA 30041
404-851-6023 Get Directions
Diabetes and Nutrition Education Gwinnett / Duluth
100 Medical Center Blvd
Building 100, Suite 210
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
678-312-6040 Get Directions