Self Regional Healthcare’s Diabetes Education Center is open from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is located on the first floor of the Optimum Life Center, 115 Academy Avenue, across from the Emergency Care Center.
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. and 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. An insulin support group meeting takes place at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Both are in the Optimum Life Center.
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.