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Diabetes

Providing support and knowledge so you can live a healthy life with diabetes

You don’t have to battle diabetes alone. Novant Health Matthews Medical Center is here to help you live an active, healthy life. We provide programs and classes that help you effectively self-manage diabetes and reduce its impact on your daily life.

For more information about managing your diabetes, diabetes prevention and diabetes treatment, please call the Novant Health Diabetes Center at

704-384-7390

We believe that you are the most important factor when it comes to treating your diabetes, and knowledge is your most powerful tool. We offer a variety of programs that can teach you how to control the disease’s impact on your daily life. The programs we offer include:

Diabetes self-management program - Learn how to manage your diabetes with our three-part, self-management course, Living with Diabetes. From learning about the basics, such as the skills needed to control blood sugars and how to use a blood glucose monitor, to more in-depth skills such as carbohydrate counting and how to order when eating out, our team will teach you the ‘ins and outs’ of managing diabetes. Physician referral required. The course consists of three parts:

  • Part I: Basics of Diabetes
  • Part II: Living with Diabetes
  • Part III: Three-Month Follow-Up

Gestational diabetes / diabetes and pregnancy program - This program provides in-depth education on managing gestational diabetes and preexisting diabetes and pregnancy. For patients with gestational diabetes, the curriculum includes:

  • Explanation of gestational diabetes
  • Risks to the baby
  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes postpartum
  • Blood glucose monitoring and glucose goals
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition education and individualized meal plans
  • Signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
  • Goal-setting
  • Insulin instruction, when needed

Ongoing follow-up is provided throughout pregnancy, as needed.

For patients with preexisting diabetes, the curriculum includes:

  • Explanation of risks for mother and baby
  • Blood glucose monitoring and glucose goals
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Nutrition education and individualized meal plans
  • Signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
  • Goal-setting
  • Insulin instruction

Ongoing follow-up is provided throughout pregnancy, as needed.

Nutrition consults - If you are living with diabetes or are at high risk for developing it, it is important to work with a nutritionist to determine the best foods for you to eat. At our Diabetes Resource Center, we offer one-on-one consultations with certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians. A physician referral is required.

Education for parents who have a child living with diabetes – If your child is living with diabetes, we’re here to help. Our Diabetes Resource Centers offer one-on-one appointments with children and their parents to assist in learning to manage the disease. A provider referral is required.

In Matthews, the Diabetes Resource Center is located at 1500 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105.

For more information about managing your diabetes, diabetes prevention and diabetes treatment, please call the Novant Health Diabetes Center at 704-384-7390

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