Diabetes & Nutrition Education
Self-Management Education Program
The Augusta Health Diabetes and Nutrition Self-Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. The program not only serves patients with diabetes but also those with other medical conditions that can be improved through nutritional counseling and intervention. Through both individual evaluation and group education classes, patients receive the tools needed to better manage their medical
condition and to feel healthier.
Certified Diabetes Educators create individual, customized plans of care for patients (Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes). Topics addressed may include:
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Meal planning
- Medication management
- Prevention and treatment of complications
In addition to individual appointments, patients are also encouraged to attend Diabetes Education Classes led by the educators.
Registered dietitians provide nutrition counseling for patients with a variety of medical conditions or special needs, such as:
- Weight management (including overweight/obesity and bariatric surgery)
- Vascular diseases (including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure)
- Gastrointestinal disorders (including IBS, celiac disease and cirrhosis)
Appointments may be scheduled by calling (540) 213-2537 or (540) 941-2537; Monday - Friday, 8:00am -5:00pm
What you will need
- A referral from your physician is required for outpatient nutrition services. Referrals should be mailed or faxed to the Diabetes and Nutrition Self-Management Education Program (Fax number: (540) 213-2522). Please include any supporting documentation (i.e. lab results, progress notes, etc.).
- Insurance pre-approvals/authorizations should be obtained prior to scheduling the appointment. It is always advisable to contact your insurance company to assure you are covered for any service being provided.