Diabetes Services

Maury Regional Medical Center offers a variety of services to those diagnosed with diabetes, including a self management class, monthly diabetes education group meetings, a gestational diabetes course and medical nutritional therapy. Instruction is provided by a team consisting of registered nurses and registered dietitians.

Diabetes Self Management Training Class

Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, this day-long informal course is taught in a relaxed environment with a team of registered nurses and registered dietitians. This class is offered monthly at Maury Regional Medical Center. Topics covered include:

  • Defining diabetes
  • Medications
  • Meal planning
  • Proper exercise
  • Stress reduction
  • Prevention of long-term complications
  • Ongoing care for diabetes

For more information about this class, call 931.540.4324.

Diabetes Education Group

The diabetes education group sessions provides the individual with new information as well as review of current therapies involved in diabetes care. In addition to getting answers to questions, the informal group setting allows people with diabetes to meet others with similar concerns. This free program is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. For a list of upcoming meetings, visit our calendar of events. For more information call 931.540.4324.

Gestational Diabetes Class

Approximately 7% of all pregnancies are complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus. Gestational diabetes mellitus is defined as carbohydrate intolerance of varying degrees of severity that is recognized during pregnancy. Keeping glucose under control improves outcomes for the mother and infant. This course provides information about self management of diabetes during pregnancy with a focus on nutrition therapy. For more information call 931.540.4324.

Medical Nutritional Therapy

Patients with diabetes require lifestyle changes, especially with nutrition. Medical nutrition therapy is an important part of successful diabetes management. This service is one-on-one instruction with a registered dietitian on nutrition management of diabetes. For more information call 931.540.4324.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert carbohydrates into energy. There are two major types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body does not produce any insulin, most often occurring in children and young adults. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections. Warning signs may include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Irritability

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder resulting from the body’s inability to make enough or properly use insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease. Warning signs may include:

  • Any of the type 1 symptoms
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands or feet
  • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections

If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms described above, consult your family physician.




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