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