At Riverside, our goal is to provide you with the best medical care available for your diabetes. Your own efforts - in what you eat, how closely you monitor your glucose, whether you smoke, and how much exercise you get - are essential to successful management of your diabetes, too.

That's why at Riverside we are committed to providing you with the tools and skills you need for effective self-management. This knowledge builds confidence and encourages you to achieve and maintain good health, which in turn helps prevent complications.

To get you started, Riverside offers exercise programs, nutrition education and diabetes community groups. Riverside Diabetes Services offers a wide range of educational opportunities provided by certified diabetes educators. Education can be in a group setting or one to one. Your family is encouraged to join you for your education opportunities at our various locations across the health system. Some require a referral from your doctor and the costs may be covered by your insurance. Ask your doctor which services are right for you.

Educational opportunities
Riverside Diabetes Services offers a wide range of educational opportunities provided by certified diabetes educators. Education can be in a group setting or one-to-one. Your family is encouraged to join you for your education opportunities at our various locations across the health system.

Some education programs require a referral from your doctor. The costs may be covered by your insurance. Ask your doctor which services are right for you.

  • Diabetes self-management
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Insulin instructions
  • Insulin pump education
  • Prediabetes prevention
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Lifestyle adjustments

For more information, email RiversideDiabetesServices@rivhs.com.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. So whether it's November or any other month, you can click here to find out if you are at risk for diabetes.

Recognition

  • Riverside's Diabetes Services is a recognized provider of American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Programs.
  • Riverside Regional Medical Center is the only Joint Commission Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification Program in Virginia.

American Diabetes Association