Diabetes Program

Brunswick County Health Services provides an ADA-recognized Diabetes Education Program to people who have Type I or Type II diabetes.  Referrals are accepted by your healthcare provider.  To learn more about the program, please view the brochure.

Diabetes Education Program

Our Diabetes Education Program will help you:

  • Improve your hemoglobin A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol
  • Have fewer or less severe diabetes complications
  • Save money on health care costs
  • Reduce the need for emergency care
  • Stay on track with your treatment plan and prescriptions
  • Learn practical tips like how to use diabetes devices, eat healthy, be active, and solve problems
  • Get the support you need from your family, friends, community, and healthcare team
  • Handle the emotional side of diabetes
  • Ask your doctor to complete this Referral Form for Diabetes Self-Management Education (PDF) to get personalized help managing your diabetes

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage of DSMES varies, but many plans cover diabetes education. Medicare (PDF) covers up to 10 hours of DSMES if you've been diagnosed in the past year. After the first year, your coverage may change. Note that Medicare refers to DSMES as diabetes self-management training (DSMT). Contact your insurance provider for more information about your benefits.

Living with Diabetes

If you or a loved one has diabetes, visit the CDC's Living With Diabetes webpage to learn about eating well, getting active, and more.

Diabetes Education Program Brochure