About Diabetes Education
Diabetes education specialists teach patients a variety of effective coping and blood glucose management skills designed to address the disease's daily challenges.
Diabetes education reduces the risks for complications, decreases costs by reducing or eliminating the need for medications and emergency room visits and helps patients find and access cost-savings programs.
Diabetes care and education specialists work with patients to develop a personalized management plan that fits their lifestyle, beliefs and culture. They help patients understand how to use devices like meters, insulin pens, pumps and continuous glucose monitors to identify patterns and opportunities for improvement.
Diabetes Education Services at Spartanburg Regional
Diabetes education focuses on self-care behaviors and designing specific plans that include the support and tools needed. We offer individual and group diabetes education options.
Diabetes education may include:
- Medication or insulin administration
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Home blood glucose monitoring
- Problem-solving for low and high blood sugars
- Foot and skin care
- Healthy coping
- Prevention of long-term complications
- Insulin pump therapy
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
- Diabetes Wellness Circle – online support group
Appointments and Payment
A visit with an endocrinologist is not required. However, a referral is required from the healthcare provider managing your diabetes. Our program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes education is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance companies. Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance provider to verify coverage.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education has locations in Spartanburg and Greer.
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, PreventT2 can help.
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features a proven approach to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education offers monthly, one-hour prediabetes workshops in Greer and Spartanburg. For more information about the free workshops, call 864-849-9705.