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Atrium Diabetes Services

The Diabetes Wellness Center of Atrium Medical Center’s services focus on helping patients control their diabetes and reduce the risk of developing diabetes-related complications. We offer patient assessment, medication management, blood glucose testing, and nutrition planning.

Additional services include:

  • Free finger-stick blood glucose tests
  • Free weight checks
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • On-site diabetes resource library including books, videos, and informational handouts
  • Free glucose meter downloads with printouts
  • A computer workstation for individuals and family members who want to research diabetes information online
  • A demonstration kitchen
  • Community diabetes classes with online registration

Diabetes Education

The Diabetes Wellness Center’s innovative patient education programs help patients keep their diabetes under the best control possible.

Our program includes one-on-one counseling, group sessions, community programs, screenings, a resource library, and a demonstration kitchen. Patients learn about the disease process, healthy eating habits (including carbohydrate counting/budgeting), medication management, coping with a chronic disease, and exercise, as well as foot, skin, and dental care.

Additional educational topics include how to:

  • Monitor blood glucose levels effectively
  • Modify behavior, set goals, and reduce risks
  • Use health care and community resources

Based on individual needs, additional topics include:

  • Insulin administration
  • Insulin pen use
  • Injectable diabetes medication administration
  • Intensive insulin management (insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios and pattern management)
  • Pre-insulin pump instruction
  • Preconception counseling
  • Gestational diabetes management

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