Our program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and meets national standards for self-management education programs. These standards ensure the program is well organized and effective in providing the instruction and support needed by people with diabetes to manage the disease. The standards also ensure that our program is comprehensive, well-staffed and designed to meet the individual needs of all the participants.
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An evaluation and plan of care is established for each participant at Anderson Diabetes Center. The participant and his/her family is actively involved in this plan of care.
Our health care team consists of: Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, including a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian; Social Services; Pharmacists; and our Medical Director. Exercise Physiologists are available at Anderson Health & Fitness Center.
Anderson Diabetes Center’s team will work together with your provider to provide you with complete care. The most important team member is YOU! Working together, we can make a difference. The degree of each participant’s attendance in the program is determined by the needs of the participant and their provider.
Services & Classes Offered:
All participants attending Diabetes Self-Management classes must be referred by their physician. To find out how you can participate, contact our office at 601.553.6399. Fees for our services are covered by many insurance plans; a written referral will assist with insurance coverage. Please contact your insurer about coverage and out-of-pocket expenses.
Type 1 Diabetes:
Type 1 Diabetes is insulin dependent. The majority of people with Type 1 diabetes will be diagnosed as having developed the disease during childhood or as a young adult.
Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes:
Type 2 Diabetes:
Type 2 Diabetes develops gradually, and usually occurs around, or after the age of 40. Type 2 patients can often be managed by weight reduction, exercise, control of diet and occasionally oral medication.
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes:
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is different from other forms of diabetes in that it goes away once the baby is born.
Who’s Most Likely to Get Diabetes:
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