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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.

Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center's Diabetes and Endocrinology department assists people with diabetes management and nutrition education.

Our programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the national standards of diabetes self-management training. Visit the American Diabetes Association Web site for more information.

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We offer a variety of educational opportunities for you to learn about your diabetes. Our diabetes and endocrinology services can help you decide which program suits your educational needs. We offer nutritional assessments and education for diabetes and other types of diseases and medical conditions.

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.
  • Training - Taking Charge of Your Diabetes: the Basics – If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or if you have never had any proper training on how to manage it, this course can help you. This four-hour group covers important topics like nutrition, meal planning, foot care, exercise, sick-day guidelines, goal setting and medications.
    • Basic explanation of diabetes and the types
    • Nutrition education and personalized meal plan
    • Blood glucose monitoring and review of the American Diabetes Association glucose control guidelines
    • Medication information
    • Acute and chronic complications (detection, treatment and prevention)
    • Exercise
    • Foot care
    • Sick-day guidelines
    • Coping with diabetes
    • Goal-setting
  • Training - 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.