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Diabetes Self-Management Program

Managing the highs and lows

Managing diabetes starts with education. Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or have lived with diabetes for years, Prisma Health's Diabetes Self-Management Program can give you help and ongoing support.

Our program provides in-depth instruction for patients who have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. Led by trained diabetes educators who are either registered nurses or registered dietitians, we offer group classes and individual appointments to help you successfully manage your diabetes.

Program information

The program covers all aspects of diabetes self-management, including:

  • Monitoring blood sugar
  • Meal planning and healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Reducing the risk of complications
  • Diabetes medications
  • Managing sick days
  • Insulin training
  • Insulin pump education and training
  • Continuous glucose monitor services
  • Medical nutrition therapy

Getting started

A doctor referral is required. Ask your doctor to send your referral to Prisma Health Diabetes Self-Management Program. Once we receive the referral, we will call you to schedule your first appointment. Medicare, Medicaid and many health insurance plans cover much of the cost for diabetes education. Our business office can answer questions concerning your insurance coverage.

What to expect

Your first appointment is an individual, one-hour session with a diabetes educator. You will receive an introduction to diabetes and have an opportunity to ask questions that are important to you. Your individual needs are assessed, and the educator will help you develop a plan to meet your personal diabetes self-management goals.

Our locations

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital
Taylor at Marion St.
Columbia, SC 29220

Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital
1073 Medical Ridge Road
Clinton, SC 29325

Prisma Health Life Center Health & Conditioning Club
875 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29605

Evening appointments and Saturday group classes are available at this location for your convenience.

Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital
298 Memorial Drive
Seneca, SC 29672

Prisma Health Patewood Hospital
200 Patewood Drive
Greenville, SC 29615

Prisma Health Richland Hospital
5 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

Contact us

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The American Diabetes Association Recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.