Center for Diabetes Control
Catawba County Diabetes Management
Accredited by the American Diabetes Association
Through the Center for Diabetes Control, your diabetes healthcare team
is made up of you, your physician, a nurse, a dietitian and a pharmacist,
all of whom have received the most up-to-date training in the most current
methods of treating diabetes. Most clinical staff members of the Center
hold Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) status from
the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) –
which means they possesses distinct and specialized diabetes-related education,
thereby improving the quality of care for patients with diabetes.
If you have questions or concerns about diabetes, The Center for Diabetes
Control at CVMC can help. Call 828.326.3442 or email us at DiabetesEd@cvmc.us
for more information.
Diabetes Self-Management Training
Knowledge and understanding are the most important tools in the fight
against diabetes. That’s why we offer a comprehensive education
program to help you learn ways to control and manage the effects of the
disease. In either a classroom or one-on-one setting, you can learn about
these vital topics:
- Nutrition Therapy
- Blood Glucose
- Diabetes Medications
- Stress Management
- Complications Associated with Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Sick Day Management
Prediabetes is a blood sugar level that is higher than normal but not high
enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three American adults has prediabetes,
and most do not even know they have it.
If you have prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes,
now is the time for prevention! CVHS’ Prevent T2 lifestyle change
program is an evidence-based program that can help you take charge of
your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with other participants and a
trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include
weight loss, being more physically active, and managing stress. Being
part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar
challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can
celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
This program is
free to participants!
For more information about the CVHS PreventT2 program, email us at
Take the Prediabetes Risk Test
If your test shows that you are at increased risk for having prediabetes,
we encourage you to ask for more information by
contacting us. Please include ypur name and phone number in the email, and use "DPP
Interest" as the subject.
To learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program developed
by the CDC, click here:
Gestational diabetes is usually a temporary condition that disappears after
the baby is born, but it is very important to keep a close eye on it during
pregnancy. To help ensure proper care for both mother and baby, our Gestational
Program offers specific education on such topics as blood sugar management,
meal planning and medication use, if necessary. Your physician will determine
if the Gestational Program is needed for you.
In our Nutritional Therapy program, you will receive one-on-one counseling
with a registered dietitian who will help devise a meal plan specific
to your personal needs. You will be provided with easy-to-follow guidelines
about what you can eat, when you can eat it, and how it will affect your
blood sugar levels.
Nutrition and diabetes classes are held throughout the month to meet your
scheduling needs. Please call 828.326.3442 or e-mail us at DiabetesEd@cvmc.us
to schedule your first class today.
A participant in our Diabetes Prevention Program said: "As a confirmed chocoholic and carb craver, I had just about despaired of
losing weight. The program gave me hope. Our group leader consistently
gave me encouraging feedback, even for times that I felt I'd "blown
it." I've managed to lose way more weight than I thought was
possible. Exercise is more enjoyable and I've donated all my "big"
clothes. I feel like a new person.”