Diabetes Education Program

For those diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, both individual and group sessions are available to aid participants in understanding and managing their diabetes.

Topics include:

Healthy Eating

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods or stop eating in restaurants. But you need to know how the foods you eat affect your blood glucose and how to incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle.

Being Active

Being active has many health benefits including; losing weight, lowering cholesterol, improving blood pressure, and lowering stress and anxiety. Physical activity can also help keep your diabetes in control by helping to keep blood glucose levels normal. 


Checking your blood glucose levels regularly will help you make daily decisions about your diabetes management by letting you know how food, medicine, and exercise are affecting your blood glucose. It will also help you know when your blood glucose levels are on target. Always bring your blood glucose logs to your appointments to share with your healthcare providers.

Taking Medication

There are several types of medications that are often recommended for people with diabetes. Insulin and pills that affect your blood glucose along with blood pressure medication and  cholesterol-lowering medication, work together to keep your blood glucose in target and reduce your risk of complications. Learning how each medication works and how to take each medication is important to keep you safe and to make sure your medications are working for you.

Problem Solving

Living with diabetes is not always easy. Everyone encounters problems with their diabetes control from time to time. There are some problem-solving skills that can help you prepare for unexpected situations that may arise.

Reducing Risks

Having diabetes puts you at a higher risk for developing other health problems or diabetes-related complications. However, if you understand the risks, you can take steps now to lower your chance of diabetes-related complications. 

Healthy Coping

Diabetes can affect you emotionally as well as physically. It’s normal to have mixed feelings about your diabetes management and to experience ups and downs. It is important to recognize these feelings and take steps to reduce the negative impact they can have on your diabetes care.

Physician referral is required.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 770-219-0887 or email diabetes.website@nghs.com.