The Starr Regional Diabetes Center promotes positive health and well being to persons with diabetes and their families. The Center's self-management education program was awarded recognition from the American Diabetes Association, confirming the diabetes education program, an essential component of effective diabetes management, meets rigorous ADA standards. The Center director, Joy Daniels, is a certified diabetes educator committed to teaching the importance of self-care to prevent and minimize complications of the disease.
The Diabetes Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual consultation is available upon referral by a physician.
Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME)
Individual sessions, scheduled at your convenience, include:
• Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG)
• Disease process information
• Meal planning
• CHO counting
• Using medications
• Detecting and treating chronic and acute complications
• Development of personal strategies to promote health and behavior change
Speak with your doctor about a referral to our program. If you don't have a doctor, we can help you find the care you need.Find a Doctor
Call today to enroll in the National Diabetes Prevention program hosted by Starr Regional Medical Center and the McMinn Co. UT Extension Office.Call 423-744-3249
Have you been told by a healthcare professional that you:
You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program, hosted by Starr Regional Medical Center and the McMinn Co. UT Extension Office, can help you make a change for life. This FREE program helps you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and six monthly follow-up sessions with a trained Lifestyle Coach.
You can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes! Sign up today and make a change for life. Call 423-744-3249 to learn how to enroll in this program.
Classes begin September 1, 2021, and will take place 12 - 1 p.m. in the Conference Room at Starr Regional Medical Center - Etowah.
Third Thursday of each month, except for July and December, at 6 p.m.
Physicians Dining Room, Starr Regional Medical Center - Athens
*The Diabetes Support Group is postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you soon.
For information about programs offered by the Center, call (423) 744-3249.