Diabetes Education at Southeast Georgia Health System

Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong disease that has become more widespread in the United States; Georgians are not exempt, with incidences of diabetes 30 percent higher than the national average. Southeast Georgia Health System is committed to increasing awareness and providing comprehensive diabetes education to our patients, their families and the community.

An important component in controlling diabetes is proper self-care. Fortunately, residents of Southeast Georgia who have diabetes have access to the Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Diabetes Education Program. The program was recently re-awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program..

Although diabetes is a very serious disease, it can be kept in check with diet, exercise and medication. The Health System’s Diabetes Education Program helps patients and their families learn how to cope with this serious disease and stay as healthy as possible.