According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects how the body controls blood glucose (or blood sugar). Diabetes is classified as chronic conditions, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and reversible conditions, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
At Gateway Medical Center, the diabetic education program is designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures and working to develop better nutrition.
Gateway’s Diabetes Self Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and offers individual attention in a group setting regarding medications, exercise, blood glucose testing, prevention, and nutrition. A physicians order is required. There are two class options available. The first class is offered in a 4½ hour block on the first Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second class is offered on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Please visit our Calendar page for the time and date of our next Diabetes Education class.
Gateway also offers a Diabetes Education and Support Group that provides up-to-date information and peer support related to self-management of diabetes. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Liberty Rooms of Gateway.
For more information, please contact:
Registered Dietitians at (931) 502-1690 or Education at (931) 502-2081
651 Dunlop Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040