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Diabetes

a department of Forsyth Medical Center

Your helping hand in 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 Kernersville 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 Kernersville Medical Center, call:

336-277-1660

Your battle with diabetes can be challenging, but you can have the help of Kernersville Medical Center by your side. We are committed to providing you with treatment and diagnoses, and we give you the knowledge needed to effectively self-mange diabetes. You can benefit from a variety of educational programs that can fit your personal needs and give you the tools for proper self-management. 

We offer a variety of educational opportunities that can teach you about diabetes and how to manage it. Since there is no cure for diabetes, self-management plays a big part in helping you live a healthy and active life. Our programs meet the national standards of diabetes self-management training and have been recognized by the American Diabetes Association. 

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

A three-month and nine-month follow-up is provided for each participant. This program is also offered at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.

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