Our focus is helping people with diabetes live healthy, productive and enjoyable lives. Whether you have lived with diabetes for years or were recently diagnosed, the Diabetes Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is here to help you learn tips on daily management and the prevention of complications.
We offer a variety of educational programs and support groups to help people with diabetes feel better and enjoy a healthier life. Our registered nurses and dietitians work with individuals and their physicians to develop personalized diabetes care plans that teach them how to plan meals, manage medications, appropriately monitor glucose levels, and adopt better lifestyle habits through proper diet and exercise.
For more information about services available through the Diabetes Center, call (386) 231-3178.
Educational Classes and Support Groups
Outpatient education classes and support groups are available at our Memorial Medical Center campus in Daytona and Flagler campus in Palm Coast. Our focus is on controlling diabetes through self-management in a group setting or through individual appointments. Our 13-hour educational curriculum is completed over the course of two weeks, and covers:
- Diabetes disease process
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Nutritional management
- Physical activity
- Prevention, detection and treatment of acute/chronic complications through risk reduction
- Goal setting and problem solving
- Psychosocial adjustment
- Preconception care, management during pregnancy and gestational management
- Insulin pump management
To learn more about our educational classes and support groups, call (386) 231-3178. See a list of our education classes. Please note that support group meetings are not available in July or August.
Recognized by the American Diabetes Association
Our diabetes education program is recognized for excellence by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In fact, the Diabetes Center was the first in Volusia County to be certified by the American Diabetes Association through a voluntary process that assures approved education programs have met stringent national standards. According to the ADA, programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide valuable information about diabetes management for participants.