At Carolinas HealthCare System, we’re dedicated to reducing diabetes complications and improving overall quality of life.  Without proper care, diabetes can lead to other serious conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney disease.

Our experts work closely with you and your physician to develop a personalized program to meet your needs.

Our team of experts includes:

  • Certified diabetes educators
  • Registered nurses
  • Registered dietitians
  • Pharmacists  
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Diabetes self-management program

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, our program helps you understand your diabetes, its effects on your body and the lifestyle adjustments needed to help manage it.

Our programs are available to children, adolescents and adults who:

  • Have Type 1, Type 2 or gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes
  • Require instruction on using injectable medication, including insulin
  • Require instruction on using a continuous glucose monitor or, in some centers, using a professional continuous glucose monitor for purposes of pattern management
  • Want help with nutrition, exercise and weight management

Individual and group sessions include:

  • Home blood glucose monitoring
  • Nutrition education (individual meal planning), weight and lipid management
  • Roles of exercise, nutrition and medication
  • Medication instruction
  • Prevention and treatment of related emergencies and complications
  • Skin and foot care
  • Problem solving and healthy coping skills
  • Instructions for insulin pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring 

Medical nutrition therapy

Our dietitians offer realistic food recommendations to help you reach your health goals. We also provide nutrition counseling for: 

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Weight management (adults and children)
  • Celiac disease 

Preventing Diabetes

We’re equally committed to stopping Type 2 diabetes before it starts. Our award-winning Pre-D Challenge offers education, screenings and lifestyle programs throughout the community – all designed to help you prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Take the Pre-D Challenge to find out if you could have a higher chance of developing diabetes. If you do, get the resources you need to help reverse your risk, including joining a diabetes prevention program.

Meet the Diabetes Care and Endocrinology Team

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Diabetes Management and Education Locations

For dedicated diabetes care and programs, see this list of locations.

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