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Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Virginia Hospital Center

Virginia Hospital Center provides a variety of adult education services for those with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes, and Medical Nutrition Therapy for other chronic diseases.

The Virginia Hospital Center Diabetes Education Program is an American Diabetes Association Recognized Program. We cover all comprehensive content of diabetes self-management education. Some topics include:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition education
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Coping skills

For more information or to set up an appointment please call 703.558.5718.
A physician order is needed for all appointments.

Description of Classes

Type 1 diabetes

Virginia Hospital Center offers a variety of services to those individuals that have been newly diagnosed as well as those who have had Type 1 diabetes and need continued education. Services provided include insulin adjustment, meal planning, and carbohydrate counting.

Type 2 diabetes

Virginia Hospital Center offers a comprehensive diabetes self-management education program. The program consists of 4 group sessions spaced out over a 3-4 month period including 10 hours of comprehensive education. Classes are held Tuesday mornings, Thursday evenings, and Friday afternoons. Classes are available to meet your scheduling needs and new classes are offered 3 times per month.

Gestational diabetes

This class is designed to educate pregnant women on blood glucose monitoring, meal planning/carbohydrate counting and insulin administration (if necessary). The initial class, offered each week, is 2.5-3 hours in length and a 30 minute follow-up session is scheduled for 7-10 days after completion of the class.

Individual appointments

Virginia Hospital Center offers individual one-on-one appointments on an as needed basis to accommodate those with special needs.

Our Address

601 S. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22204

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  • For more information about Virginia Hospital Center Diabetes Education Program or to set up an appointment please call 703.558.5718.
  • Our Address
    601 S. Carlin Springs Road Arlington, VA 22204

1701 N. George Mason Drive | Arlington, VA 22205-3698 | tel 703.558.5000
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