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.
Forms for new patients
Medical Nutrition Therapy (for Medicare Participants)
Living with diabetes or kidney disease just got easier.
Let us help you meet your goals!
We are here to help
Our Registered Dietitians (RD’s) are trained to provide you with
expert, practical, nutrition advice and support, tailored to your needs.
We partner with your physician and you to develop a personalized nutrition
plan to achieve improved health.
What does Medicare cover?
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is covered 100% by Medicare Part B for
people with Diabetes and Kidney Disease (if dialysis is not required).
You may be eligible for 3 hours of one-on-one MNT your first year and
2 hours each subsequent year. Call for an appointment and we will take
care of the rest. We will contact your doctor to obtain the required lab
work and physician order.
Diabetes and kidney disease Medical Nutrition Therapy goals include:
- Reducing your average blood sugar levels
- Improving your blood cholesterol levels
- Reducing stress on your kidneys
- Reducing body weight
- Elevating your sense of well being
- Enhancing your quality of life
What topics are covered in counseling sessions?
- Planning meals and menus
- Navigating dining out
- Modifying recipes
- Deciphering food labels
- Separating facts from fads or diet trends
- Understanding your results
Call us at 540.741.2227 to schedule your one-on-one appointment, or email
email@example.com with questions.
Monday – Friday at Cosner’s Corner | Tuesday and Thursday
Forms for New Patients
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For any questions or information regarding support groups and special events,
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