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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
April 2019
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
April 1, 2019 April 2, 2019 April 3, 2019 April 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 April 6, 2019 April 7, 2019
April 8, 2019 April 9, 2019 April 10, 2019

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

9:00 am: Diabetes Education Workshop in Gastonia
April 11, 2019 April 12, 2019 April 13, 2019 April 14, 2019
April 15, 2019 April 16, 2019 April 17, 2019

Category: General2:00 pm: Diabetes Education Workshop in Lincolnton

2:00 pm: Diabetes Education Workshop in Lincolnton
April 18, 2019 April 19, 2019 April 20, 2019 April 21, 2019
April 22, 2019 April 23, 2019 April 24, 2019

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

9:00 am: Diabetes Education Workshop in Statesville

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

1:30 pm: Diabetes Education Workshop in Gastonia
April 25, 2019 April 26, 2019 April 27, 2019 April 28, 2019
April 29, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 1, 2019 May 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4, 2019 May 5, 2019