Diabetes Education

Self Regional Healthcare’s Diabetes Education Department is here to help you manage your diabetes. Newly diagnosed with diabetes or have lived with diabetes for many years, our DSMP (Diabetes Self-Management Program) can give you help and ongoing support. Whether you have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, our program is individualized to serve your needs. Our staff  are all certified Diabetes Educators who are either registered nurses or registered dieticians. We offer individual appointments and group classes. Our goal is to help you successfully manage your diabetes and enjoy life. The 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, carbohydrate counting and medications • Recommendations on exercise and activity • Recognizing signs and symptoms of  hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and taking appropriate action. • Insulin pump training • Continuous glucose monitor training • Hybrid Artificial Pancreas system training • Gestational Diabetes Education Our Diabetes Self-management program is accredited through AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators.

What to Expect

Your first appointment is an individual session with a diabetes educator. You will receive diabetes education and be able to ask questions that are important to you and your management. Your session will be individualized based on your needs. You and your  CDE  (certified diabetes educator) will develop a plan to meet your personal goals to manage your diabetes.

How to Get Started

We require a physician referral. Ask your doctor to send a referral to Self Regional Healthcare Diabetes Education Department and to make an appointment for you through central scheduling (864-725-5000) or once the referral has been placed you can call  central scheduling to make your appointment. We accept many insurances including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance.

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.

Free Community Diabetes Classes

Thursday, June 13, 10am

1226 Spring Street at the Diabetes Education Office,
parking in front of the buildings (patient/visitor parking)

“How to become a Diabetes Detective!”

Speaker: Karen Martin RN, CDE, CPT

  *Spaces are limited, please RSVP by calling 864-725-4853, Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4pm

*Free support classes do not replace formal diabetes education appointments.

Diabetes Stress Management Class

Do you have Diabetes? Did you know stress can raise your blood sugar?

Learn how to manage your stress for a positive impact on glucose control.

Monday, June 17, 1:30-2:30pm

1226 Spring Street at the Diabetes Education Office,
parking in front of the buildings (patient/visitor parking)

*RSVP required, call Stephanie Carter at 864-725-6052

SC DHEC Get to the Point

Responding to the growing concern of safety and the spread of disease through disposal of home-generated needles, syringes and other “sharps,” DHEC has developed the “Get the Point” program, a safe, simple and convenient way to dispose of sharps. To learn more about this new program, click here.

Insurance coverage 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.

Contact us You must have a physician referral to become a program participant. To learn more about the diabetes program, please call (864) 725-5753.