Diabetes Education - Health Matters

Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes or whether you’ve been living with it for years, our Diabetes Education Program helps you learn about and manage your condition.

It is the only nationally recognized diabetes program in this region, having been accredited by the American Diabetes Association since 2000. Our staff has special training in diabetes treatment and management. Their knowledge means more knowledge for you.

Note that on May 1, 2017, Health Matters moved from its Rosemont Center location on Woodruff Road to the Columbus Clinic at 610 19th Street, Columbus GA 31901. The phone number is now (706) 322-7884.

These are a few of our services.

Diabetes Self-Management Training and Education

Designed for people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, this program can help those who have had diabetes for some time as well as those who have just been diagnosed. Subjects covered include nutrition, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, medications, avoiding health complications, and ways to live a full and healthy life. 

Pre-Diabetes Education

Most people who develop Type 2 diabetes have what is called “pre-diabetes.” These classes show how you can delay or prevent the onset of Type 2.

Intensive Insulin Management Class

If insulin is the primary medication in your diabetes management, this series helps you create individualized tools to optimize control of your diabetes. Topics covered by our certified diabetes educators include insulin to carbohydrate rations, carbohydrate identification, and insulin correction/sensitivity, among others.

Gestational Diabetes Class

This special class for expectant mothers helps them create a personalized meal plan and a glucose management plan.

Physician Referral

Many of our classes require a referral from a physician. If you have any questions, please contact the center. Access the Physician Referral Form here. If you need a primary care physician, call 800-424-DOCS (3627).

The Health Matters Diabetes Program is now located at St. Francis Columbus Clinic at 610 19th Street, Columbus GA 31901.

Health Matters Diabetes Education

(706) 322-7884