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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
October 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 2018 October 7, 2018
October 8, 2018 October 9, 2018 October 10, 2018

Category: General9:00 am: Gaston County Diabetes Education Workshop

9:00 am: Gaston County Diabetes Education Workshop
October 11, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 13, 2018 October 14, 2018
October 15, 2018 October 16, 2018 October 17, 2018 October 18, 2018 October 19, 2018 October 20, 2018 October 21, 2018
October 22, 2018 October 23, 2018 October 24, 2018

Category: General1:30 pm: Gaston County Diabetes Education Workshop

1:30 pm: Gaston County Diabetes Education Workshop
October 25, 2018 October 26, 2018 October 27, 2018 October 28, 2018
October 29, 2018 October 30, 2018 October 31, 2018 November 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3, 2018 November 4, 2018