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Diabetes Education

The Diabetes Self-management Outpatient Program at Dosher Memorial Hospital is designed for pediatric and adult patients 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 physician referral is required for participation in this program. To schedule an appointment or to request more information, call 910-454-4731. Referrals may be faxed to 910-457-3858. Medicare and most insurance plans cover diabetes education when provided by a recognized program like ours.

Our program staff providing education and training includes a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, and a board-certified adult nurse practitioner.

The program provides education and training on all aspects of diabetes, including the following:

Diet and nutrition
Exercise and activity
Understanding acute and long-term complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes
Medication and monitoring of blood glucose levels
Individual counseling sessions and group classes are provided