Diabetes Self-Management 
 
 
 
 
 
Knowledge is power. 
Knowing the right way to manage diabetes can make all the difference in living a healthy life with diabetes. 

The Diabetes Self-Management program at Hilton Head Hospital is an outpatient program designed to teach people how to successfully manage their diabetes.   

Our program provides training on proper nutrition, blood glucose monitoring, physical activity, stress management and preventing diabetic complications.  Motivation and support are provided to allow for positive lifestyle changes.  

Professional staff includes a certified diabetes educator, registered nurses, registered dietitians and exercise physiologists.  Together this professional team provides a well rounded approach to helping you control diabetes.  

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and maintains its national standards.  

Education topics include: 
    Understanding Diabetes 
    Balanced Nutrition Meal Planning & Carbohydrate Counting
    Living Healthy with Diabetes
    Stress Management 
    Physical Activity
    Insulin Instruction (when needed)
    Monitoring and Controlling Blood Glucose
    Preventing/Managing Short & Long-term Complications
    Local & National Diabetes Resources

Participants must be referred to this program through their physician.  Group and individual sessions are available.    Call the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at (843) 843-682-7348.

Contact our Clinical Coordinator  Elizabeth Huggins, MESS, RD, LD, CDE
elizabeth.huggins@tenethealth.com
 
 
 
 
 
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