The Diabetes Center offers education services focusing on teaching self-management skills to patients with diabetes and their families. The program utilizes a team approach in developing an individualized plan for each participant. The Diabetes Center staff are certified diabetes educators, including a registered nurse and a dietitian. Since 1998, our program has been an American Diabetes Association Recognized Program, which means we meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. 

The program does require a physician referral. Some insurance plans, including Medicare, recognize the benefits of diabetes self-management training and may pay a percentage, excluding co-pays and deductibles. If you are unsure as to whether diabetes self-management is covered by your insurance plan, the Diabetes Center will be glad to check your insurance coverage. If you would like more information about a referral to the Diabetes Center, please contact our office at 931-783-2927. The Diabetes Center is located at 127 N. Oak Ave. in Cookeville. The Diabetes Center classes are held at the same location at 127 N. Oak Ave.

See what happens inside your body in the early and later stages of diabetes, and find out what you can do to prevent it — or stop it in its tracks — BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! With the “Diabetes in Your Body” app, you can explore, view symptoms and learn more about diabetes while seeing its effects to the human body. Available for Android and iOS.

Visit the Apple App store or the Google Play on your mobile device to download the app.

To find out if you’re at risk:

  • Ask your doctor or primary care provider about a screening. Don't have a doctor? Call the CRMC Physician Locator Line: 877-377-2762 (toll-free).
  • Check out our health fairs page to find events near you.
  • Visit your local health department for a screening.