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Chronic Disease Management

According to a study completed by John Hopkins University, more than 145 million people nation-wide are living with a chronic disease1.  Sampson Regional Medical Center is committed to improving the health and wellness of our community by providing education and support to help prevent or minimize the effects of a disease.  Sampson Regional Medical Center and Sampson County Health Department are partnering together to provide the community with the most effective and efficient diabetes education and support resources.  

Diabetes Education

Sampson County Health Department oversees the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program, which is a designed to help you better understand how to control your disease and live well with diabetes.   

Learn more about

  • Meal planning and nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Monitoring blood glucose
  • Reducing risk of complications
  • Maintaining overall health
  • Setting goals & tracking progress

A referral from your primary care provider is needed for participation.  An education record for you will be maintained and a summary will be sent to your primary care provider so he or she can monitor your progress as it relates to your overall health.

Diabetes Education Program group classes are held each month on the 3rd Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-12:00 noon at The Center for Health + Wellness.  After an individual assessment and completion of the two-part group class, stay on track with monthly Sugar Buddies Diabetes Support Group meetings.  

Sampson County Health Department Diabetes Program Coordinator
(910) 592-1131   ext 4249

Partnership for Solutions: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (September 2004 Update). "Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care".