Diabetes is an increasingly common condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it’s not able to use the insulin that it does produce. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably concerned about how to manage it.

Fortunately, with help from your doctor, you can get your diabetes under control.

Successful diabetes management will help you feel better and reduce the risk of problems that can occur from diabetes. Hilton Head Regional Healthcare's goal is to help people live a healthy and full life and that is why we offer our Diabetes Self-Management Program at our Hilton Head Hospital location.

Our outpatient program can teach you how to manage diabetes by providing guidance about:

  • Balanced nutrition
  • Meal planning and carbohydrate counting
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management
  • Behavior change strategies, goal setting and problem solving
  • Injectable diabetes medication (when prescribed)
  • Monitoring and controlling blood glucose
  • Preventing/Managing short- and long-term complications
  • Local and national diabetes resources

Advanced topics:

  • Insulin pump training
  • Continuous Glucose Monitor training

Our professional staff includes a Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse and an Exercise Physiologist who offer motivation and support to help you make important lifestyle changes.

We offer both group and individual sessions. To participate in this program, you will need a referral from your doctor.

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

To learn more about the Diabetes Self-Management Program, call (843) 682-7348.

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