"The training was excellent. It made a real difference in how I was able to control my diabetes" - JG
The Mary Washington Healthcare Diabetes Management programs offer education and support to individuals who have been referred by a physician after receiving a diagnosis of diabetes.
Our program has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Program educators are all registered nurses and dietitians with expertise in helping patients learn to manage their diabetes.
Our healthcare team of diabetes experts (nurses and dieticians) specialzes in helping you and your family develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take control of diabetes. Research shows that improving blood sugar levels reduces the risk of complications. Our diabetes team will develop an individualized plan of care in collaboration with you, your family and your physician.
Learning About Diabetes
• Healthy Eating and Meal Planning
• Controlling Blood Sugar with Medications
• Balancing Food, Exercise, and Medications
• Reading Food Labels and eating out
• Monitoring Your Blood Sugar
• Avoiding Complications
• Living with Diabetes for the Future
• Exercising for Better Health
• Managing the Psychosocial Issues of Diabetes
Our program is provided in a series of small group classes or individual appointments, and spread out over about three months to allow for behavior change and applied learning.
Intense Diabetes Management for Insulin Dependence
This program is specifically for people dependent on insulin who would like better control of their diabetes by adjusting their insulin based on the food they eat and their exercise plans. This program covers:
• Carbohydrate Counting
• Multiple Daily Injections
• Insulin Pump Therapy
"All the readings and research I've done regarding diabetes was not as infomrative as being able to sit and talk one-on-one. I was made to feel at ease immediately." - PD
We encourage patients to bring another adult to sit in on sessions, especially if the patient is learning-impaired, does not speak English or needs added support.
Scheduling (for all locations):
Please call us at 540.741.2210 to discuss scheduling for this program A physician referral is required. Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover Diabetes Self-Management training. We encourage you to check with your insurance plan to find out what your plan covers.
Kids for a Cure Club - Support group for children with Type 1 Diabetes and their parents
MWHC Medical Pavilion - Cosner's Corner
4710 Spotsylvania Parkway, Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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Stafford Medical Pavilion
125 Hospital Center Boulevard, Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554
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*Hours vary by location
For more information
For any questions or information regarding support groups and special events, call us at 540.741.2210.
Forms for new patients
- Welcome to the Diabetes Management Program at Stafford
- Welcome to the Diabetes Management Program at Cosner's Corner
- Diabetes Health History Record
- Diabetes Health History Record (Pregnant Patients)
- Universal Medication Form
- Map/Directions to Cosner's Corner Office
- Map/Directions to Stafford Office
If you want more information about diabetes, please explore our Diabetes Health Center on-line, which includes articles, tips and helpful insights, health quizzes and more.