Diabetes Education

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Blount Discount Diabetes Education Center is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Education to provide Diabetes Self-Management Education. It is the longest running accredited diabetes education center in Blount County.

Our pharmacist and staff can give you up-to-date information and practical tips for managing diabetes and healthy living. We also offer education classes to cover important topics such as blood glucose testing, medication myths, and healthy eating.

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Patients who have completed our 10 hour program have experienced:

  • Average decrease in A1C by 1.53% -- that means patients are better at managing the condition and live healthier lives

  • Lower risk of developing complications such as eye, heart or kidney disease

  • A 23% reduction in mean Problem Areas of Diabetes (PAID) scale scores, a widely used measurement for diabetes-related emotional distress

  • A 27% reduction in mean (PAID) scores for those with diabetes for at least a year

  • Savings on medications

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In a survey collected by 10 participants who completed the program:

  • 100% responded that the program has increased their ability to manage their diabetes

  • 100% responded that they would recommend the program to others

  • 90% stated that classes were ‘very helpful’ or ‘helpful’ in understanding their diabetes

  • 80% stated that their overall impression of the program was excellent

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Please contact Hamilton Borden, PharmD at 681-0520 for more information or to sign up for a class:

  • Group classes are held approximately every other week

  • Classes are held in a new classroom that is located behind our Gill St. Pharmacy

  • Individual education is scheduled to meet the patient’s convenience

  • We are approved to provide classes for traditional Medicare patients

  • We are working to get in-network with third-party insurance, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (Check back for more info soon!)

Note: A referral from your healthcare provider is needed prior to attending classes.