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Diabetes Care

Our Mission is to be a Patient-Centered Diabetes Center for Excellence by providing culturally diverse Diabetes Self-Management Education with the goal to empower the patient, to optimize health and improve quality of life. We offer an interactive, ongoing process involving the person with diabetes or the caregiver or family with a diabetes educator. The education aims to achieve optimal health status, better quality of life and reduce the need for costly health care.

Diabetes Care Services

The Education

We offer an interactive, ongoing process involving the person with diabetes or the caregiver or family with a diabetes educator. The education aims to achieve optimal health status, better quality of life and reduce the need for costly health care.

Diabetes Statistics
  • Total: 25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3% of the population – have diabetes.
  • Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
  • Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
  • Pre-diabetes: 79 million people*
  • New Cases: 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010

* According to the Data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet.

CAHN’s Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program

Includes the following Services:

  • Individual diabetes education sessions with a Registered Nurse and/or a Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Individual diabetes management plans
  • Access to diabetes resources, medications and testing supplies
  • Quarterly patient newsletters

*One-on-One sessions requires a referral from your Primary Care Provider
**CAHN’s DSME program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Self Management Education Group Classes
  • Group classes are taught by a Registered Nurse and/or a Diabetes Peer Educator.
  • Topics of discussion include insulin administration, carbohydrate counting, meal planning and diabetes complications
  • Group cohorts are 10 weeks long and provide interactive education regarding diabetes
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Exercise instruction by a qualified instructor
  • Quarterly patient newsletters
  • Graduation ceremony
  • Peer support and follow-up

Contact Information

Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) Group Classes
Lawrence Cary (DSME Peer Educator) 804-780-0840

For more information on diabetes go to: www.diabetes.org

For more information on Cahn’s Diabetes Programs or to make an appointment for the Diabetes Education Center, please call 804-780-0840.

Locations Providing This Service

Vernon J Harris Medical & Dental Center

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