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Care & Treatment

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a physician’s referral for diabetes education at Cone Health. For more information, talk to your doctor or contact the location closest to you.

Diabetes Education

Diabetes EducationWhen you live with diabetes—or are at risk of developing the condition—take control of your health and well-being with diabetes education and counseling from certified diabetes educators at Cone Health.

Is Diabetes Education For Me?

Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for years, find a program that fits your needs at Cone Health. Ask how we can help you learn how to manage:

  • Prediabetes
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

Or learn about our pediatric nutrition and diabetes education services.

Take Control of Your Diabetes

Partner with a certified diabetes educator to gain practical, effective strategies to keep your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor. When you find the right combination of nutrition, exercise, blood sugar monitoring, and medication or insulin for you, you’ll enjoy:

  • Better overall health
  • More energy
  • Reduced risk of diabetes-related complications
  • Support for weight loss, if needed

Diabetes Education Classes & Services

Choose Cone Health for American Diabetes Association (ADA)-recognized group diabetes education programs and one-on-one individualized counseling. Explore our full range of services.

Prediabetes Class

Learn how to prevent type 2 diabetes in a two-hour class especially for those at risk of developing the condition. Register for Prediabetes: What You Need to Know at Alamance Regional Medical Center. You don’t need a physician’s referral for this class.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Cone Health Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program helps you change your lifestyle to prevent you from getting type-2 diabetes.  You’ll reach your goals with the help of a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are all committed to a healthier future.

Group Education for Type 2 Diabetes

After a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, join your peers for a comprehensive ADA-recognized diabetes health management education class. You’re encouraged to bring a support person with you. You’ll meet once a week for three weeks to learn about:

  • Basic diabetes education – Review what it means to live with diabetes and set personal health goals
  • Nutrition management – Plan meals that fit your preferences and health needs
  • Activities, maintenance and medications – Discuss stress management and how to achieve long-term goals

When To See A Doctor

Did you know there are physicians that specialize in diabetes care and treatment. Talk with your primary care doctor if you feel you would benefit from seeing an Endocrinologist.

Individualized Diabetes Counseling

Work one-on-one with a certified diabetes educator to better understand your prediabetes or diabetes and plan a diet and exercise program that helps you feel your best. Learn more about nutrition counseling at Cone Health.

Insulin Pump Education

When you’re considering an insulin pump to manage your blood sugar, rely on a certified insulin pump trainer at Cone Health to explain the types of pumps available and teach you how to use them correctly.

Diabetes & Pregnancy

Keep yourself and your baby as safe and healthy as possible by working with a Cone Health certified diabetes educator to manage your diabetes before and during pregnancy.

Preconception Counseling

As a woman living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, plan for a healthy pregnancy by meeting with a diabetes educator before conception—or as early as possible in your pregnancy. Get help achieving and maintaining optimal blood sugar levels to reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications. Visit our health library to learn more about planning for pregnancy with diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes Education

If you develop diabetes during pregnancy, attend a comprehensive gestational diabetes class at Cone Health. You’ll learn how to monitor and control your blood sugar so your baby gets the energy it needs to grow and develop.