A vital part of the mission of Riverview Regional Medical Center is to develop and promote health awareness. In fulfilling this part of its mission, RRMC offers health education each year through free community health fairs, support groups, classes, and other community events and programs.
RRMC is also very active in supporting community organizations and partners with local and state government and area businesses when possible to build awareness of health issues and provide health education.
Diabetes Self Management
The Diabetes Self-Management Center is an American Diabetes Association accredited program offering comprehensive diabetes services to outpatients and their significant others. Instruction is offered to children and adults with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Participants are offered group classes consisting of two sessions lasting three to four hours each and/ or as appropriate for the participant, one to one counseling is provided in a private setting. All pediatric, gestational, and special needs participants receive individual instruction.
For more information, call (615) 735-5320.
Diabetes Support Group
Note: Due to COVID, this class has been cancelled until further notice.
The Diabetes Support Group meets every second Tuesday of the month. Individuals with diabetes and those who care for diabetics are welcome to attend. Learn what is new in diabetes care from professionals and how to manage this disease from fellow diabetics.
For more information, contact Joyce Hart, RN, CDE at (615) 735-5320.
Gestational Diabetes Education
Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. Diabetes education can help pregnant women with diabetes gain the knowledge and problem-solving skills needed to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Controlling blood glucose or sugar levels can mean a healthy pregnancy for mom and a healthy start for the baby.
The Riverview Diabetes Program is taught by a Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian. Topics discussed include healthy eating for diabetes, reducing complications, taking medication, monitoring blood sugar, reading labels and more. For more information, call (615) 735-5320.