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Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

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. We cover all-comprehensive content of diabetes self-management education. Some topics include blood glucose monitoring, exercise, nutrition education, carbohydrate counting and coping skills.

Classes Description

  • Type 1 diabetes
    A variety of services including insulin adjustment, meal planning, and carbohydrate counting are offered to those individuals that have been newly diagnosed as well as those who have had Type 1 diabetes and need continued education.

  • Type 2 diabetes
    A comprehensive diabetes self-management program consists of 4 group sessions spaced out over a 4-5 month period including 10 hours of comprehensive education. Classes are held Thursday evenings and/or Friday mornings. Classes are available to meet your scheduling needs and new classes are offered every 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 1.5-2 hours in length and a 30-minute follow-up session is scheduled for 7-10 days after completion of the class.

  • Individual One-on-one Appointments
    To accommodate those with special needs, individual one-on-one appointments provided on an as-needed basis.

The Diabetes Risk Test

Of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, only 9 million are aware of it... Awareness is the Key to Prevention. Take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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

The Christopher Carter Foundation

The Christopher Carter Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting the prevention, early detection and active management of diabetes. Read more

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