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Preventing and Managing Diabetes

From carb counting and nutrition education to diabetes management education, we can help you prevent and manage diabetes.

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What We Offer

Our programs reduce your risk for complications, help you avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and live a healthy life with diabetes.

We empower you to manage diabetes so you can focus on the things you love.

Learn how to manage diabetes with free classes

Get Healthy, Live Well’s free classes teach you what diabetes is and how to manage it.

Carb Counting

Stop guessing and start managing your diabetes. Led by a registered and licensed dietitian or nutritionist and certified health coach, Carb Counting empowers you to take control of your blood sugar and understand how carbohydrates affect your body. You’ll learn about foods that can event help lower your blood sugar.

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Diabetes 101

Led by a certified diabetes educator and a registered and licensed dietitian, Diabetes 101 goes beyond what you can learn in a physician’s exam room to provide you with the insight and understanding you need to make meaningful changes in your health.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

If you’re at risk for diabetes, this program helps you turn things around. Your certified instructor gives you 12 months of support and education to reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Enjoy the camaraderie, benefit from the insight — and shed a few pounds, too!

Diabetes Support Group

This group meets on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 7 p.m. in the Health Education and Wellness Learning Center at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton. Topics vary each month. For more information, please call 770-812-5954.

Living Well with Diabetes and the Living Well Workshop

These workshops — one focused on diabetes and the other addressing chronic diseases more generally — provide you and your loved ones with support and encouragement to take control of your condition, communicate more effectively with healthcare providers, avoid unnecessary hospital visits and live a healthier life.

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Living Well

Agape of God Ministry Pastor Ronnie Strickland was tired all the time and didn’t have the energy or stamina to do what he wanted to do. But with the help of Get Healthy, Live Well’s Living Well With Diabetes program, he regained his health and his energy.

Managing diabetes with nutrition

You are what you eat — so eat well.

Our licensed, registered dietitians are experts in the science of how food affects your health, offering one-on-one counseling for a host of nutrition topics, including diabetes and weight loss. We’ll teach you how to control — and even prevent — type 2 diabetes by making sensible changes to your diet. 

Outpatient nutrition counseling is available in Carrollton, Villa Rica and Bremen. A physician order is necessary to have this counseling covered by your insurance. Request a nutrition counseling session by emailing gethealthy@tanner.org or call 770-812-5954.

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A reliable relationship with a trusted primary care provider is invaluable in helping to manage any kind of chronic illness.

We have primary care medical practices throughout the region, and many are certified as Patient-centered Medical Homes. These clinics feature care coordinators — clinical staff who follow up with you to schedule future appointments, check to ensure you have your medications or if you require any refills, identify obstacles to care and to schedule referrals with specialists, testing and other medical needs.

Tanner's health library

Peruse an entire library of medically reviewed articles, videos, assessments, podcasts and more covering every aspect of diabetes management and care — all available for free right at your fingertips.

Blogs

Dietitians and Nutritionists: What’s the Difference?
Dietitians and Nutritionists: What’s the Difference?

Do you know the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? Jessica D. Mack, MS, RD, LD explains how they are different.

A More Effective, Precise and Comfortable Prostate Biopsy
A More Effective, Precise and Comfortable Prostate Biopsy

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. Finding it just got faster and easier for Tanner patients with the introduction of the latest screening technology — targeted fusion biopsy — at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton.

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