According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Diabetes affects how the body controls blood glucose (or blood sugar). Diabetes is classified as chronic conditions, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and reversible conditions, gestational diabetes and prediabetes.
At Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg, the diabetic education program is designed to help you better manage diabetes. We offer information about living with diabetes, including managing medications, increasing physical activity, performing blood glucose testing, taking preventative measures and working to develop better nutrition.
Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg's Outpatient Self-Management Diabetes Education Program received the American Diabetes Association Education (ADA) Recognition Certificate for our level of commitment and care.
We offer both individual and small group sessions, where all aspects of diabetes self-care are discussed. The broad range of topics cover everything from how to live with Diabetes day by day to how to manage diabetes during pregnancy.
To enroll in the program, a physician's referral is needed and we accept those by phone or fax. You will be contacted to set up an initial appointment and we also provide billing services, with monthly payment options available if your insurance plan doesn't cover it.
In addition to our classes, we also offer Sugar Buddies-a free support group led by a diabetes educator. For more information, call:
Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg - Spartanburg: (864) 573-3286.
Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg - Spartanburg
Main Hospital Entrance
1700 Skylyn Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29307