Diabetes & Nutrition Self-Management Education Program
We provide the members of our community who are dealing with diabetes and other chronic diseases, with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully manage their health and improve their quality of life.
1 out of 3 American adults has prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you can make changes now to improve your health and prevent Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes by helping you lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress.
This is lifestyle change program that begins with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months. With a CDC-approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coach, and support from others like you, you will learn the skills you need to succeed!
Join the Diabetes Prevention Program — so you can keep doing the things you love.
Call (540) 213-2538 for more information
Join Us for an Information Session!
New classes starting in January 2020. Stay tuned for dates! Please call for more information.
Thanks to a grant made possible from the Augusta Health Foundation, scholarships are available. Applications will be available at the information session listed above.
Through individual evaluation and group education classes, patients receive the tools they need to better manage their medical condition and to feel healthier. This program not only serves patients with diabetes but also with other medical conditions that can be improved through nutritional counseling and intervention. Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Customized Care Plans
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)
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. 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.
Call (540) 213-2537 to schedule an appointment.