Treating diabetes through knowledge
When you need someone to turn to for help with your diabetes, Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center will be there. We know that fighting the effects of diabetes can be a challenge for you and your family, and we are devoted to helping the Northern Virginia and D.C. communities fight back against this disease by providing precise diagnoses and effective treatments.
For more information about our programs and the services we provide, please contact Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center at
We stress the importance of self-management and feel that knowledge is the most powerful prescription when it comes to fighting diabetes. We offer a variety of programs that can teach you how to curb the disease’s impact in your daily life, including:
Living well with diabetes – The American Diabetes Association recognizes this program, and it is designed to give you knowledge and self-personalized self-management techniques.
Pre-diabetes – This program helps you prevent or delay the onset of type-2 diabetes and includes nutrition, exercise, blood glucose meter and individual follow-up.
Gestational diabetes – If you are an expectant mother with diabetes, you will be given information about gestational diabetes, healthy eating, home blood glucose monitoring, being active and insulin administration (if needed).
Insulin pump training – If you need to learn the skills necessary to wear an insulin pump, this training program is ideal for you. You will be taught how to operate the pump and how to monitor your glucose levels.
Cholesterol and blood lipid profile – This program will give you a profile for your total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TC/HDL ration, triglycerides and glucose.
Diabetes support groups – Meetings occur every other month on the third Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. A guest speaker will often present information and there will also be time for sharing and socializing. These mini-seminars are free and open to the public at our fitness and wellness center.
For more information about our programs and the services we provide, please contact Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center at 703-369-8405.