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Diabetes Education and Support Services

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, GFHS’ Diabetes Education and Support Services provide diabetes education, training and support for people with diabetes to facilitate behavior change and patient empowerment based on individual patient-centered goals.

Services are offered at 10 GFHS clinics in 4 counties. Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Dietitians and Behavioral Health Specialists work closely with individuals with diabetes and their health care providers to manage blood sugars, reduce risks for diabetes complications and improve overall quality of life.

Individual Appointments can cover, but not limited to:

  • Diabetes Medication Management
  • Injectable training – including insulin use
  • A1c Problem Solving – Trouble Shooting
  • Blood Sugar Pattern Management
  • Individualized Meal Planning Assistance
  • Weight Management in People with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Pre-Conception Education

Diabetes Group Workshops are also available with the focus on empowering people with diabetes to practice daily, low cost, self-care behaviors that can reduce their risk for diabetes complications of the feet, eyes, kidneys and heart. The benefit of the Group Diabetes Workshop is to bring people with diabetes together to participate in group learning, discussion and support regarding daily self-management of diabetes.

Diabetes Group Workshops can cover, but not limited to:

  • Types of Diabetes
  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking Medication
  • Problem Solving
  • Healthy Coping
  • Reducing Risks

See our schedule of classes, events and workshops in the calendar below.

Month Week Day
January 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
December 31, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Diabetes Education Workshop in Gastonia

9:00 am: Diabetes Education Workshop in Gastonia
January 3, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 5, 2019 January 6, 2019
January 7, 2019 January 8, 2019 January 9, 2019 January 10, 2019 January 11, 2019 January 12, 2019 January 13, 2019
January 14, 2019 January 15, 2019 January 16, 2019 January 17, 2019 January 18, 2019 January 19, 2019 January 20, 2019
January 21, 2019 January 22, 2019 January 23, 2019

Category: General1:30 pm: Diabetes Education Workshop in Gastonia

1:30 pm: Diabetes Education Workshop in Gastonia
January 24, 2019 January 25, 2019 January 26, 2019 January 27, 2019
January 28, 2019 January 29, 2019 January 30, 2019

Category: General9:00 am: Diabetes Education Workshop in Statesville

9:00 am: Diabetes Education Workshop in Statesville
January 31, 2019 February 1, 2019 February 2, 2019 February 3, 2019