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DiabetesThe UNC REX Diabetes Education Center connects you with resources and education to help manage diabetes.

The Center is proud to be recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. The certified diabetes educators (CDE's) at UNC REX assist adults in developing the right individualized plan for managing the challenges that come with having diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a progressive disease in which the body does not make enough insulin and does not properly respond to insulin. Diabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are too high. The American Diabetes Association diagnoses diabetes as a fasting glucose of 126 mg/dl or more.

Personalized Diabetes Management

Our designation from the American Diabetes Association recognizes the certified diabetes educators at UNC REX as experts who are available to assist you in developing an individualized plan to managing the challenges that come with having diabetes.

You will meet with our team of licensed healthcare professionals, including registered nurses, registered dietitians and pharmacists. These classes offer you individual education on managing your diabetes, including:

  • Behavior change
  • History and pathophysiology of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes during pregnancy and type 1 diabetes
  • Healthy eating for persons with diabetes or for persons at risk of acquiring diabetes
  • Exercise for the person with diabetes or for persons at risk of acquiring diabetes
  • Tools, frequency and targets for monitoring diabetes
  • Promoting safe medication use
  • Healthy coping skills
  • How to reduce health risks
  • Assimilating new knowledge and skills

A referral is needed from your primary care physician. While most major insurance companies cover the cost of the program, it is always a good idea to check with your insurance company for confirmation of coverage.

Learn More About Diabetes

At UNC REX Diabetes Education Center you will find a variety of individual and group support programs to help develop goals and establish treatment plans for you and loved ones. For more information, call us at 919-784-3756.

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Diabetes Education

We have three convenient locations to serve you:

4420 Lake Boone Trail
(UNC REX Hospital Main Campus)
Phone: (919) 784-3100

1515 SW Cary Parkway
(REX Healthcare of Cary)
Phone: (919) 387-3140

11200 Galleria Avenue
(REX Healthcare of Wakefield)
Phone: (919) 570-7500