Diabetes Management

McLeod Seacoast Diabetes Management program is designed to help patients control their disease and decrease the risk of long-term complications.

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 learn about 1) medications, 2) what role diet plays in the management of their diabetes, 3) how exercise can enhance their quality of life, and 4) how to monitor blood sugar levels. Through these programs, people learn how to manage their diet and lifestyle to reduce the effects of diabetes.

Activities and services include:

  • Group activities and individualized sessions
  • Monitoring glucose levels and goal ranges
  • Exercise consultations
  • Nutrition consultations
  • Education on medication and insulin use
  • Cooking classes and menu planning

The McLeod Seacoast 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 the McLeod Seacoast diabetes management program, call Little River at (843) 390-8293.