Diabetes Care

Help when and how you need it.

Whether you are trying to prevent diabetes, learning how to live with it or need help adjusting your medications, Novant Health can provide the medical, educational and nutrition counseling services and support you need to live healthier. Find the diabetes care team member you need and request a referral from your primary care provider to make an appointment.

Types of diabetes

With the right self-care and medical team, you can prevent or slow the progression of the four types of diabetes.

Your Diabetes Support Team

Our diabetes care team will help manage your type of diabetes over the long haul. When you choose Novant Health, you gain access to primary care providers, registered dietitians, pharmacists, endocrinologists and other specialists you need to round out your self-care plan. Together, they will help you devise a self-care plan for healthy eating, exercise, glucose monitoring and medication management. Learn how they work together for your success.

Why choose Novant Health?

Novant Health is recognized nationally for its focus on preventing and treating diabetes. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes dozens of our primary care providers every year for providing high-quality diabetes care. Novant Health Diabetes & Nutrition clinics are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Quality Self-Management Education. 
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You can count on your primary care provider to monitor your health closely and get you the resources you need to care for yourself, including referrals to specialists.

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, you can connect directly with diabetes educators and dietitians at a Novant Health Diabetes & Nutrition clinic and the medication management experts at our Diabetes Management clinics without a provider referral.

Thanks to our electronic health records system, everyone on your care team will be up-to-speed on the care you are receiving and communicate with each other and you as needed.

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At Novant Health Diabetes & Nutrition clinics, you can work with registered dietitians and nutritionist to create a meal plan that will help you manage your blood sugar. Many health plans will pay for these services without requiring a referral from a provider.


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You'll have access to various fitness, weight loss and wellness services geared to helping you prevent or slow the progression of diabetes.

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Learning how to measure your blood sugar (glucose), take insulin injections and set up glucose sensors and insulin pumps and link them to your smartphone can be overwhelming. Our certified diabetes educators can help you will all that and help you upgrade your diabetes technology when you feel it’s time for a change.

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Are you at risk for diabetes?

Risk factors for diabetes include your age, gender and family history. You should also consider your eating habits, activity level, weight and blood pressure. You can determine whether you should be screened for diabetes in about 60 seconds by filling out this diabetes screening quiz from the American Diabetes Association.