Diabetes Education


Managing your diabetes is vital to your overall health and well-being. We offer a host of ways to monitor and manage your care so you can feel your best. Our pharmacist and staff can give you up-to-date information and practical tips for healthy living. We also offer education to cover such important topics as blood glucose testing, medication myths, and healthy eating.

Blount Discount Diabetes Education Center is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Education to provide Diabetes Self-Management Education and is the only accredited diabetes education center in Blount County. Patients who have completed the 10 hour program have experienced a decrease in their A1C by 1.4% on average after they are better able to handle the stresses of diabetes, help better afford their medicines, develop problem solving skills and understand how to balance nutrition as well as exercise. A referral from your health care provider is needed prior to attending classes. Please contact Hamilton Borden, PharmD at 681-0520 for help with the program.

Diabetes support and education is available at the following locations:

  • Gill Street
  • Blount Memorial Hospital
  • Montgomery Lane