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James City / Williamsburg Community Center, 2nd Floor
5301 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 984-7107

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive wellness programs through the Health Education Center (HEC). HEC programs that benefit community members include:

Diabetes Education
Heart Health
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Weight Management

Diabetes Education Program
Diabetes education is a comprehensive outpatient program certified by the American Diabetes Association. A multi-disciplinary team, taught by a registered nurse and registered dietitians specialized in diabetes education, are credentialed certified diabetes educators. Diabetes education is provided in a variety of forums including group and individual sessions. Diabetes education specializes in adults, and also provides education to adolescents and their families.

Educational content and time allocation is determined by an individuals needs, educational requirements, the physicians referral, and the educators assessment. The program goal to educate and assist with behavioral changes needed to allow an individual to take charge of their diabetes, maintaining health and wellness and preventing the onset of complications.

Program components include:
Diabetes disease process
Blood glucose monitoring
Nutritional management
Physical activity
Acute complications and chronic complications
Goal setting and problem solving
Psycho-social adjustment
Community resources
Preconception, pregnancy, and gestational diabetes

Please call (757) 984-7107 with questions or visit Sentara Diabetes Services for additional information.

Medical Nutrition Therapy
Medical Nutrition Therapy benefits community members with comprehensive education about a variety of services including:

Weight control
Gastrointestinal disorders
Eating disorders
Sports nutrition
Food allergies

To receive Diabetes Education or Medical Nutrition Therapy, you may be referred by your physician or call directly to discuss self-referral. Most medical insurances cover diabetes education with an appropriate referral. Please confirm your insurance company's verification, since coverage may only be available for certain diagnoses.

Please call (757) 984-7107 with questions or visit Sentara Nutrition Services for additional information.

Support Groups
The Health Education Center facilitates an Insulin Pump Support Group and a Diabetes Support Group. These groups offer regular educational meetings to assist in managing diabetes.

Please call (757) 984-7107 for a meeting schedule or additional information.

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