Diabetes Education

Published On 01/18/2013

Methodist helps you take control of your diabetes through classes led by nurse practitioners, pharmacists and dieticians at several locations.

Diabetes Support Clinic at Methodist South

Fridays | Noon – 1:00 p.m. for 5 weeks
Methodist South Hospital
Free of charge; registration required.
Contact Annette Caple at 901.516.3774 or 901.418.0278

As part of this free, five-week clinic, our specialized team of nurse practitioners, pharmacists and dieticians will provide blood pressure checks, weight monitoring, nutrition counseling, education, resource referrals, support, and consultations.

Diabetes Classes at Methodist Germantown

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, classes may be covered by your insurance. Methodist Germantown's diabetes services have received national recognition from the American Diabetes Association. Our diabetes coordinators can also meet with you one-on-one to discuss your diet and insulin medication.

Diabetes Education Class

Thursdays | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Two sessions available)
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Annex
(Across Poplar Ave. from the hospital)
Registration and payment required. Call 901.516.9000

Following recommendations from the American Diabetes Association, this customized teaching plan covers meal planning, monitoring, medication and exercise. Patients meet individually with our staff to determine educational goals and the teaching plan. After attending classes, patients again meet individually with a diabetes coordinator for follow-up. The program may be completed in 1-12 months.

Gestational Diabetes Class

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Annex
(Across Poplar Ave. from the hospital)
Registration and payment required. Call 901.516.9000

Expectant mothers receive glucose-meter training, meal planning and a gestational diabetes management plan in this three-hour class.

One-on-One Diabetes Education—Insulin Training

Individual appointments available. Payment required.
Call Kristy Merritt at 901.516.6616

This is a one-on-one educational session for insulin administration only. The training session lasts between 30 minutes and an hour.

Insurance Coverage for Classes

For classes that require payment, most insurance plans cover the cost of diabetes education at the request of your physician. Check with your insurance company to find out if your plan covers classes.

If yes, ask your doctor to complete the diabetes class referral form (PDF) and fax it to 901.516.4900.