Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, amputations, blindness and possible death. These conditions can be postponed or prevented through medical care, exercise, diet and improved self-monitoring of glucose levels. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about medications, what role diet plays in the management of their diabetes, how exercise can enhance their quality of life, how to monitor blood sugar levels and use the information to improve their diabetes control. Through these programs, people learn how to manage their diet and life style to reduce the effects of diabetes.
Activities and services include:
- Group activities and individualized sessions
- Monitoring glucose levels and goal ranges
- Exercise consultations
- Nutrition consulations
- Education on medication and insulin use
- Cooking classes and menu planning
The Diabetes Support Group typically meets the last Friday of each month from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the McLeod Seacoast Café. These meetings are free and open to the public. Activities include:
- Grocery store tour and shopping guidance
- Monthly education including physician speakers
- A wide variety of free screenings
For further details about our diabetes management program, call Little River at (843) 390-8293 or call Loris at (843) 716-7735.