Diabetes Education

The out-patient diabetes education class is an essential tool for learning diabetes self-management. The class is for people with diabetes, and caretakers of those with diabetes. The class welcomes both newly diagnosed individuals and those needing to refresh their knowledge.

This 4.5 hour class is divided into 2 parts.  Part 1 is taught by a Nurse Educator and includes topics on: basics of diabetes, long and short-term diabetic complications, exercise, and medications. Part 2 is taught by a Registered Dietitian and includes nutrition education with an individualized meal plan for each participant. Nutrition and insulin education is offered by a Certified Diabetes Educator for insulin requiring participants.

Administration of insulin injections and glucometer instructions are not offered during the class, however, these instructions are available by contacting the Education Department at  706-282-4491 to schedule an appointment.

Class participation is free, and does not require a physician’s order, however, pre-registration is required. All classes are located in the Community Education Classrooms.

Classes are held every 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 12:15 – 5:00 PM.

Call 706.282.4338 to register a participant(s) or for more information.

2017 Class Dates

January 18 July 19
February 15 August 16
March 15 September 20
April 19 October 18
May 17 November 15
June 21 December 20