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 Polycystic 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 Education Center (Woodstock).

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

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
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Map of Locations with Diabetes Services

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Northside Hospital Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
Cumming, GA 30041
770-844-3200 Get Directions Hospital Mon-Sun:
Northside/Meridian Mark Imaging
5445 Meridian Mark Road
Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-459-1875 Get Directions Imaging Center Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Northside/North Crescent Imaging
11975 Morris Road
Suite 120
Alpharetta, GA 30005
770-667-4370 Get Directions Imaging Center Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Woodstock Education Center
2001 Professional Parkway
Woodstock, GA 30188
678-338-6400 Get Directions