Diabetes Management

"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 dietitians) 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

Topics Include:

  • Healthy Eating and Meal Planning
  • Controlling Blood Sugar with Medications
  • Balancing Food, Exercise, and Medications
  • Reading Food Labels
  • Avoiding Complications
  • Exercising for Better Health
  • Managing the Psychosocial Issues of Diabetes
  • Controlling Blood Sugar with Medication
  • Eating Out
  • Monitoring Your Blood Sugar
  • Living with Diabetes for the Future

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  and CGM 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

Family members/caregivers
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

Locations

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

 More Information
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.

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