Diabetes Education and Prevention

To promote health, behavior change, and to improve long-term outcomes for our patients dealing with chronic diseases, Alliance offers three diabetes educational opportunities:  Diabetes Education classes, Diabetes Prevention Program, and Diabetes Group Visits. 

 
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Diabetes Education 

Diabetes education classes are offered monthly in Spanish & English, addressing both the educational and behavioral modifications that are necessary to promote lasting change. Through these health education classes, our patients learn more about the disease and how to manage their health on a limited budget.  Certified Diabetes Educators from Duke Raleigh Hospital and Novo Nordisk utilize the garden by preparing class meals, offering recipes and nutritional information, and providing fresh produce to participants.  Childcare is offered for school-age children during the diabetes class, and child educators from the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education's "Growing Healthy Gardens" program teach complementary curriculum and provide snacks for the children. To enroll in a class, patients can contact the Community Garden and Wellness Coordinator

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Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention Program is offered in partnership with the Alexander YMCA for our pre-diabetic patients.  This 12-month, group-based program encourages healthy eating, physical activity and behavioral change to reduce the risk for diabetes.  Ask your doctor or our Wellness Coordinator about the Diabetes Prevention Program.