Self Regional Healthcare’s Diabetes Education Center is open from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is located at 1226 Spring street, Greenwood, SC.
Services offered include:
• Designing self-management goals
• Disease management education
• Individualizing meal plans and medications
• Recommendations on exercise and activity
• Recognizing signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and taking appropriate action.
Classes and Meetings
A free diabetes education class takes place at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of every month. Unless otherwise mentioned, classes are held at the Optimum Life Center, 115 Academy Avenue, across from the Emergency Care Center.
Sit and Be Fit Exercise Classes
Thursday, September 1, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 15, 3:00 p.m.
Optimum Life Center | 115 Academy Avenue, Classroom A
Free Community Diabetes Classes
Thursday, September 8, 10 a.m.
Diabetes Education Center | 1226 Spring Street
“Tips for Healthy Eating”
Speaker: Mara Schwartz, RN, BSN, CDE, CPT
Camp and Retreat
The Diabetes Education Center offers a day camp for a week each summer at Hickory Knob State Park near McCormick, S.C. Campers ages 6-19 get a chance to meet and interact with other children who have diabetes and learn about disease management. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. A teen retreat for youths ages 13-19 takes place the weekend before the day camp. Weekend teen retreat is June 19 – 21 and Day Camp is June 22-26th.
Most insurance covers portions of diabetes education. Medicare covers 80 percent of charges after deductible. To talk with someone about insurance coverage, or for financial questions, call (864) 725-7800.
You must have a physician referral to become a program participant. To learn more about the diabetes program, please call (864) 725-5753.