Learning to live with prediabetes or diabetes is important to your health. At Palmetto Health, we help people of all ages learn to manage this condition, so it doesn’t manage them! Certified diabetes educators at Palmetto Health are here to screen and educate people about the risks of diabetes, which is a chronic condition that can damage many organs of the body if not controlled.
How serious is diabetes?
Common risk factors include:
We can help! Learn more about what we can do for you by calling one of our certified diabetes educators at Palmetto Health:
A physician referral form is required. Click the link below to download a referral form.
Palmetto Health Diabetes Education Physician Referral Form (PDF)
Our Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Programs at Palmetto Health provide quality, comprehensive learning opportunities by certified diabetes nurse educators and registered/licensed dietitians. Medical social workers also are available to address financial concerns and social support. We help children, adolescents and adults learn a variety of ways to manage diabetes. Instruction is based on clinical practice recommendations of the American Diabetes Association. Learning to live with diabetes is critical to your health.
Nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association, our programs support patients with diabetes as they improve their self-management skills, thereby leading to healthier outcomes.
What you will learn:
The program fee can be filed with any insurance company, including Medicare or Medicaid. Reimbursement for diabetes education is a covered benefit for Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. A physician referral is required for participation in the program.
In addition to diabetes education classes, we provide free quarterly diabetes seminars/support groups for people with diabetes and their families interested in learning more about diabetes and adjusting to lifestyle changes in managing this condition.
For location information and registration, call CareCall at 803-296-2273.
The inpatient glycemic management and education programs at Palmetto Health are a resource for patients, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers. The programs enhance the care and management of the inpatient with hyperglycemia and/or diabetes. Inpatient diabetes educators collaborate with the health care team and provide diabetes survival skills for patients and their families. The programs are based on best practice guidelines, which are evidence-based. Glycemic management provides continuing education and a review of the latest technology for the nursing staff and other health care providers.
The primary purposes of diabetes education are to provide knowledge and skills training, help individuals identify barriers, and facilitate problem-solving and coping skills to achieve effective self-care behavior and behavior change. This process starts during the care of the inpatient with hyperglycemia and/or diabetes. Physicians and nurses initiate a referral for inpatient diabetes education through a direct consult order or by the admission referral or ancillary referral process.
Goals for inpatient diabetes education are:
For information about the inpatient glycemic management and education programs, call: