Our Services

  • Group and individual diabetes education visits
  • Individual medical nutrition therapy (MNT) visits with a registered dietitian (MNT is offered to people with diabetes and pre-diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high lipids or fats in the bloodstream), metabolic syndrome, and those who need assistance with weight management.)
  • Group classes for intensive insulin therapy
  • Insulin pump instruction
  • Inpatient diabetes education and management
  • Continuous glucose monitoring

(Outpatient visits require a physician referral; inpatient visits are free of charge for patients hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center.)

Our diabetes educators help you learn how to make healthy eating and physical activity a part of your lifestyle. They also help can help you understand how your medications work, teach you how to monitor your blood sugar to avoid the risk of complications, and give you encouragement and support so you can problem-solve and adjust emotionally to diabetes. We will send your referring physician status updates so he or she can monitor your progress.

Working with a diabetes educator at the Diabetes and Nutrition Center of EAMC (DANC) may lead to a number of positive results, such as:
  • Improved blood sugar levels
  • Reduced risk of developing complications
  • Weight loss
  • Overall positive behavior change through lifestyle modification
Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes by The Joint Commission in 2010

East Alabama Medical Center’s inpatient diabetes program became the first program in Alabama—and one of less than 25 in the country—to achieve Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes by The Joint Commission in 2010, and has since earned recertification by TJC in July 2012.