Diabetes Education


Pikeville Medical Center offers comprehensive diabetes education programs that cover a wide range of topics for people with diabetes and their families. Diabetes is one of the most prominent health issues affecting the people in our region and education is a major component of our diabetic care. With the proper knowledge, people with diabetes and their families can learn to aggressively manage the disease and greatly reduce the negative, long-term effects.

Programs Offered

  • Diabetes Management Classes
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Gestational & Pre-Pregnancy Education
  • Community screenings at local health fairs

Diabetes Management Classes

Learn to control your diabetes

As one of few in our region, the Diabetes Education department is American Diabetes Association recognized and provides education one-on-one or in a group setting. Diabetes Management classes are taught each week. All aspects of diabetes management are reviewed during two, three-hour classes.

To attend the classes, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Obtain a written order from your doctor
  • Schedule your class with a Certified Diabetes Educator by calling 606-218-3513
  • Participate in a phone interview conducted by a Certified Diabetes Educator

Providing support for those who are affected by diabetes

The Diabetes Support Group meets the last Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in Dining Room #3 located in the Top of the Tower Restaurant on the 11th floor of the May Tower.

For more information:
Please call the Diabetes Education office at 606-218-3513. To learn more about diabetes, its symptoms, causes and effective treatment, we recommend the following resources:

Mayo Clinic – Diabetes
American Diabetes Association