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The CAMC Outpatient Diabetes Education Program offers adult diabetes education and support to everyone. Our program is designed to help provide an individual with the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care. 

Recognized Program

The CAMC Outpatient Diabetes Education Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support.

A physician referral is required for services provided through this program.  

Diabetes Education and Nutrition Services Offered

Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education               

This 10-hour training provides education in self-managing diabetes. The first appointment is an individual 1-hour assessment and the following (3) appointments are scheduled as group or individual (if needed). The group education classes are either on a Monday evening or Saturday afternoon.

Instructional topics include:

  • Diabetes basics
  • Monitoring diabetes
  • Nutrition management
  • Physical activity
  • Medications
  • Goal setting/problem solving
  • Living with diabetes
  • Reducing risks of diabetes complications

Our program data shows past program participants have improved HgbA1c, weight loss, increased daily physical activity and prevented long-term complications.

Pregnancy and Diabetes Education

This diabetes education is designed to help keep mothers and their babies healthy during and after pregnancy.

Medical Nutrition Therapy

A registered dietitian helps you design a healthy eating plan that will work for you and your medical condition. Physician referral required.

Insurance Coverage

Diabetes self-management education and medical nutrition therapy are both covered benefits on many health insurance plans. Please check with your health insurance benefits prior to your first appointment.

Program Participants Comments

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Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center
(on the campus of CAMC Memorial Hospital)
CAMC Family Medicine Center (fifth floor)
3200 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
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