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 North Oak Avenue in Cookeville. The Diabetes Center classes are held at the same location at 127 N. Oak Avenue.
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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 Referral 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.