Rowan Medical Center Go

Diabetes

Teaching you how to live with diabetes

Living with diabetes can be a challenge, regardless if you have lived with it for years – or just been diagnosed. It is normal to have questions, concerns and difficulties managing the disease, but Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is here to help. We provide an array of programs that give you the tools to live an active, independent lifestyle.

For more information on our programs and classes, call Rowan Medical Center at:

704-210-5771

Programs and training

Comprehensive diabetes education program – designed as an introduction to diabetes self-management.

Diabetes refresher program – designed to reintroduce proper self-management to those who have been living with the disease.

Intensive diabetes management training – teaches you how to use insulin, count carbohydrates and serve as insulin pump evaluation and training.

Monthly diabetes support group – provides support and education to you and your family. Meetings are open and free to the public.

Nutrition programs – provides personalized nutritional assessment and instruction for diabetes and medical conditions.

Community cooking demonstrations – informational and exciting cooking experience that teaches you how to cook healthy snacks and dishes.

Community speaking programs – available to provide various community groups or clubs with information on the topics of nutrition and diabetes.

Inpatient diabetes navigator – a certified diabetes educator who provides disease education and care for patients in our hospital who have been diagnosed with diabetes. The inpatient diabetes navigator assists with:

  • All admitted inpatients who have an A1C 6.5% or greater
  • Consults submitted via In-vision
  • Insulin pump patients
  • Blood glucose monitor training
  • Insulin administration
  • Insulin dosing while hospitalized and post discharge
  • Healthcare staff who have questions about diabetes
  • One-on-one education and instruction to patients and their families
  • Follow-up assistance via telephone after patient has have been discharged: to assess patient's transition to home and provide on-going education and support
  • Coordinating appropriate referrals and reeducation
  • Serves as an ongoing resource for patients and families living with diabetes

For more information on our programs and classes, contact Rowan Medical Center at 704-210-5771