MWHC Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Services
"The training was excellent. It made a real difference in
how I was able to control my diabetes" - JG
The Mary Washington Healthcare Diabetes Self-Management services offer
education and support to individuals who have been referred by a physician
after receiving a diagnosis of diabetes.
In collaboration with your physician, our team of diabetes experts (nurses
and dietitians) specializes in helping you and your family develop the
skills, knowledge, and confidence to successfully manage your diabetes.
You will meet with our highly trained educators individually and/or in
small group sessions over a period of about three months to develop a
plan that works best for you. This allows time for you to apply what you’ve
learned and develop healthy habits.
Our services have been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Our educators are all registered nurses and dietitians with expertise in helping
participants learn to manage their diabetes.
Living Well with Diabetes Program
Our services include a series of small group sessions or individual appointments,
spread out over about three months to allow for behavior change and applied learning.
Advanced Diabetes Management Skills - Integrating Technology
Specifically designed to educate and support those dependent on insulin
to meet their blood glucose targets. You will learn how to adjust your
insulin based on eating and exercise plans. These services are tailored
to your needs and include:
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
"All the readings and research I've done regarding diabetes was
not as informative as being able to sit and talk one-on-one. I was made
to feel at ease immediately." - PD
We encourage participants to bring another adult to sit in on sessions,
especially if the participant 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 these services.
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.
Are you looking for a provider specializing in diabetes?
Mary Washington Medical Group Endocrinology is here for you.
Kids for a Cure Club - Support group for children with Type 1 Diabetes and their parents.
For any questions or information regarding support groups and special events,
call us at 540.741.2210.
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