Classes & Support Group

Learning to manage your diabetes is the first step to enjoying a healthy life. According to a study by the American Diabetes Association, people who participate in diabetes education classes have:

  • Increased knowledge and confidence in their ability to manage their diabetes

  • Improved blood sugar control

  • Better adherence to good self-care practices such as monitoring their blood sugar regularly, exercising, and following a healthy diet.

We offer a variety of classes for patients and their families. A doctor’s referral is required to attend our classes. If you have a referral, call (864) 512-2255 to make appointment for general classes. If you need to talk to a staff member for assistance in getting a referral, call (864) 512-4145. 

Classes Offered

  • Comprehensive Diabetes Management - A series of three classes that teaches diabetes patients to control their blood sugar, lipids and blood pressure through diet, exercise and medicine

  • Insulin Instruction – A class designed for those who are beginning insulin therapy

  • Gestational Diabetes Management – A special class for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy

  • Carbohydrate Counting – An advanced class for those preparing to begin insulin pump therapy or those on pre-meal insulin who want to learn to adjust their insulin using an insulin-carb ratio

  • Insulin Pump Training – A class for those who are new to insulin pump therapy, who need a review or who want to learn about the more advanced features of their pump

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy – This class is designed to help those with complex conditions in addition to diabetes, conditions such as renal failure, gastroparesis and celiac disease

One-on-one instruction is available for patients who cannot attend group classes, do not speak English or may be hard of hearing. Call Diabetes Education directly at (864) 512-4145 to make an appointment for one-on-one education, insulin pump training or medical nutrition therapy.

Diabetes Support Group

In addition to classes, AnMed Health also offers a free Diabetes Support Group to help patients stay up to date on diabetes recommendations and meet others living with this condition. Family and friends are welcome. Join us the third Thursday of every month (except December) at 6 p.m. at AnMed Health LifeChoice. For more information, call (864) 512-4145.