RDDiabetes Management

The Diabetes Self-Management Outpatient Program at Dosher Memorial Hospital is designed for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The program, nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association, assists people with diabetes in managing their disease. A referral by a physician is required for participation in their program. To schedule an appointment, the physician's office may call (910)454-4731. Referrals may be faxed to (910)457-3858. Medicare and most insurance plans will provide reimbursement for the cost of this program.


The program includes:

Pre-class assessment by the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Classes on all aspects of diabetes care are available:

√ Overview
√ Exercise and Activity
√ Medications
√ Monitoring
√ Nutrition Parts 1 and 2
√ Medical Nutrition Therapy (One-on-One Consultation with RD, LDN)

One-on-One sessions as needed
Follow-up will be provided as agreed upon

The program staff includes:
Diabetes Educators with backgrounds as;
     A Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator,
Registered Dietitian, and Licensed Nutritionist

Based on the needs of the participant, the program will provide instructions in the following areas:

               Diabetes Overview
               Stress and psychosocial adjustment
               Family involvement and social support
               Exercise and activity
               Monitoring and use of results
               Relationship among nutrition, exercise, medication, and blood glucose levels
               Prevention, detection, and treatment of acute complications
               Foot, skin, and dental care
               Behavior change strategies, goal setting, risk factor reduction and problem solving
               Benefits, risks, and management options for improving glucose control
               Use of healthcare systems and community resources

For More Information call our educator:
Vicki Allen - (910)454-4731.

If you are attending an upcoming session, you will need to fill out this Health History Form and send to:
Diabetes Education
Dosher Memorial Hospital
924 N. Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461

(Bring a copy with you to your session, please)