How the Program Works
Helping You Manage the Highs and Lows of Diabetes
Managing diabetes starts with education. Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have lived with diabetes for years, the Diabetes Self-Management Program can give you help and ongoing support.
The Diabetes Self-Management Program provides in-depth instruction for patients who have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. The program is led by trained diabetes educators who are either registered nurses (RN) or registered dietitians (RD). We offer group classes and individual appointments to help you successfully manage your diabetes.
The program covers all aspects of diabetes self-management, including …
- Monitoring blood sugar
- Meal planning and healthy eating
- Physical activity
- Reducing the risk of complications
- Diabetes medications
- Managing sick days
- Insulin training
- Insulin pump education and training
- Continuous glucose monitor services
- Medical nutrition therapy
The Diabetes Self-Management Program has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Quality Self-Management Education* and Support.
What to Expect
Your first appointment is an individual, one-hour session with a diabetes educator. You will receive an introduction to diabetes and have an opportunity to ask questions that are important to you. Your individual needs are assessed, and the educator will help you develop a plan to meet your personal diabetes self-management goals.
How to Get Started
A physician referral is required. Ask your doctor to send your referral to the GHS Diabetes Self-
Management Program. Once we receive the referral, we will call you to schedule your first appointment. Medicare, Medicaid and many health insurance plans cover much of the cost for diabetes education. Our business office can answer questions concerning your insurance coverage.
Attend our free, monthly support group and learn from a guest speaker and others in the community affected by diabetes.
GHS Life Center Health & Conditioning Club**
875 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29605
**Evening appointments and Saturday group classes are available at this location for your convenience.
Patewood Medical Campus
200 Patewood Drive
Greenville, SC 29615
Oconee Memorial Hospital
298 Memorial Drive
Seneca, SC 29672
For more information, call (864) 455-4003.