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Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (DSME)


Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday evening, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This program is designed for people with diabetes, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes who are interested in learning more about how to self-manage their diabetes. The program includes:

  • One-on-one counseling with a registered dietitian or nurse and group sessions
  • 1st Visit: Initial assessment with a dietitian or nurse for 1 hour
  • 2nd Visit: First diabetes group education class session for 4 hours
  • 3rd Visit: Second diabetes group education class session with focus on nutrition for 4 hours
Follow-up visits:
  • 3 month follow-up for 1 hour in a group or individual setting
  • 1 year follow-up for 2 hours in a group setting

The Program offers helpful incentives, examples of healthy foods and ways to build your own healthy eating plan, and educational material on how to live well with diabetes.


  • Defining diabetes. What it means to you.
  • Nutrition and how to build a healthy eating plan
  • The importance of exercise
  • Controlling Blood Sugar (A1C Levels)
  • Managing Medications
  • How to preventing Diabetes-Related Health Problems

How to Enroll

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes or gestational diabetes, have your doctor fill out the referral form. Fax the referral form to our office at (910) 433-3661. Our office will then notify you to make an initial assessment appointment and enroll you in the diabetes self-management education program.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost?

Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield will cover the cost of the program. If you have other types of insurance we can help you determine if your insurance will cover the cost. For more information, please call 910-433-3617/3789.

The program is available to self pay individuals.

The American Diabetes Association approves the DSME program.

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