Diabetes Education

Haywood Regional Medical Center features a Diabetes Education Center that focuses on helping people avoid many of the consequences of diabetes through a program of diet, exercise and education. The center features specially trained and certified nurses, registered dietitians, counselors, and exercise specialists working with the Center offer support and assistance for managing diabetes. Some features include:

  • Comprehensive diabetes education
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Blood sugar screening
  • Lifestyle management

The Diabetes Program at Haywood Regional Medical Center has received a certificate of recognition from the American Diabetes Association for meeting the national standards of Diabetes Self-management Education.  Our program begins with an individual appointment followed by a series of group classes for eight hours.  This comprehensive program is taught by diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists and licensed counselors.  You will learn vital information regarding self-care of diabetes through various topics.  These topics include:

  • Understanding how to monitor your blood glucose levels
  • How to balance nutrition and meal planning
  • The role of exercise in diabetes
  • Stress and how it affects your blood glucose
  • Understanding of diabetes medications
  • How to prevent and/or manage long-term complications of diabetes

Other services offered within the Diabetes Program include individual appointments for diabetes meal planning as well as gestational diabetes counseling. Services are available on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Ask your physician if this program is right for you.

For more information about our Diabetes and Nutrion Education services, call 800.242.DOCS (3627).