When you first find out you have diabetes, or are borderline diabetic, you are likely to have many questions about the best way to manage this disease and stay healthy. Conway Medical Center offers a Diabetic Self-Management Training (DSMT) program. DSMT is designed to help those diagnosed with diabetes make better lifestyle choices to manage their disease and prevent complications.
CMC's Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program serves the increasing demands of the Conway area and surrounding communities of Horry County for diabetes prevention and education. We offer diabetes education as individual or group classes upon physician order. We'll teach you self-management skills so you can make your own healthy decisions and prevent complications from diabetes. Our diabetes education program is taught by a diabetes nurse educator, and is recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators as meeting the national standards for diabetes education.
Services provided by the program include:
- Individual assessment and one-one consultation with a diabetes nurse educator
- Group classes taught by a diabetes nurse educator
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Monthly diabetes support group
Topics covered in classes include:
- Types and causes of diabetes
- Nutrition Management
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Acute and long-term complications
- Managing sick days
- Exercise and diabetes
- Reducing stress and coping with diabetes
- Setting realistic goals for better diabetes management
If you've been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, you may be eligible to participate in this program. Ask your healthcare provider for a referral to the CMC Diabetes Self-Management Training Program. Many insurance plans cover this program, and there may be funding available to those without insurance and unable to pay.
Diabetes Support Group
Come join our Diabetes Support Group in the second floor education classroom at CMC. We meet on the fourth Monday of every month, from 6-7 p.m. Our meetings are free of charge and are open to anyone interested in learning more about diabetes. See a full listing of meetings and topics.
Click here to download the Referral Form and ask your healthcare provider for a referral to the CMC Diabetes Self-Management Training Program.
For more information regarding CMC Diabetic Self-Management Training please contact:
Mary Jo Hamrick, BSN, RN
Patient Educator/ Diabetes Educator
Contact Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.