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Diabetes

Your local resource for diabetes care

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with diabetes, it’s common to have questions and concerns. It is important to know you are not alone. Our team at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center is here to help you take charge of your health and lead a healthy and active life with our inpatient and outpatient diabetes care and programs.

For more information about the diabetes programs and classes offered at Forsyth Medical Center, please call

336-277-1660

Fight diabetes with knowledge

While detection and medical treatments are two of the most important steps in providing care for diabetes, we believe that knowledge is the most powerful prescription for reducing the complications of this disease.

Our outpatient diabetes center has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for quality self-management education. From support groups to self-management training, we offer a variety programs and classes to help you understand and manage this disease.

The programs we offer include:

  • Diabetes prevention - a program designed to help prevent type 2 diabetes through exercise and healthy meal planning.

  • Pediatric diabetes education -  provides individualized education for adolescents, teens and parents.

  • Support groups - held quarterly for people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

  • Individual Assessment - Meet with a diabetes educator to determine your individual needs for managing diabetes.

  • Taking charge of diabetes: The basics - a four-hour group program that provides the basics of managing diabetes, balancing nutrition and exercise.

  • Taking charge of diabetes: comprehensive education - a nine-hour in-depth program that teaches you everything about diabetes self-management, nutrition and exercise.

  • The gestational diabetes/preexisting diabetes and pregnancy programs - offers in-depth education and self-management techniques for diabetes during pregnancy.

  • Glucose sensor training - teaches you how to use a glucose-monitoring sensor so you can keep track of your blood sugar levels around the clock.

  • Insulin pump training - individual training on how to operate and start an insulin pump; with support from a certified insulin pump trainer.

For more information about the programs and classes offered at Forsyth Medical Center, please call 336-277-1660.