To register for one of our programs, call 540-564-7200540-564-7200 or 855-564-7200855-564-7200. Cost information can be provided at the time of registration. There is no cost for the support group. All groups meet at various locations throughout Sentara RMH Medical Center and the community. Specific location information will be given upon registration. To learn more about our programs and classes, call 540-689-1001540-689-1001.

Individual Sessions

Meet one-on-one with a diabetes educator or dietitian to review personal concerns of your care. All insulin teaching is completed in an individual session.

Appointments are available at the main campus of Sentara RMH Medical Center, Sentara RMH South Main Health Center, Sentara RMH East Rockingham Health Center, Sentara RMH Timber Way Health Center, Sentara RMH Mt. Jackson Health Center, or Sentara Evelyn Byrd Health Center.

Diabetes Continuing Care (Adults)

Daytime group available at Sentara RMH South Main Health Center the second Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Endocrinology waiting room. Light lunch provided.

These meetings are free and no registration is necessary. Topics vary by date.

Open to anyone with diabetes, prediabetes, family/friends with diabetes or someone with a general interest in health. Learn more about the Diabetes Continuing Care group.

Pediatric Diabetes Management Support Group (Children and their Parents)

If you are a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, contact the diabetes educators at 540-689-1001540-689-1001. Our team can put in in touch with other parents of children with diabetes and additional resources.

Gestational Diabetes

Self-management education is a two-hour class that covers diabetes self-management concepts and assists the woman who develops diabetes while pregnant to learn the skills needed to care for their diabetes successfully and deliver a healthy baby.

Topics covered

  • What is Gestational Diabetes? 
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Understanding and reducing risks
  • Being active during pregnancy
  • Healthy eating (meal planning, carb counting)
  • Medications (used to treat diabetes during pregnancy)

Screening for gestational diabetes is typically done between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy. If you test positive, your physician’s office staff will help register you for the next gestational diabetes class.  

Diabetes Care: Separating Fact from Fiction

Learn the basics of self-care in a group setting. Sessions are led by a certified diabetes educator or dietitian. Each series includes two individual visits and two group visits with the diabetes educator plus two group nutrition sessions led by a dietitian. A support person may attend at no additional cost. Medicare and most insurances pay a portion of the cost.

Diabetes Prevention

Are you at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes? 1 out of 3 American adults has prediabetes (and may not know it). If you have prediabetes or are at risk for prediabetes, you can make changes now to imp0roev your health and prevent type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can help you lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress. With the program, you get:

  • A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
  • A CDC approved curriculum and trained lifestyle coach
  • Support from other like you as you learn new skills

DPP is offered throughout the year. For more information contact the Sentara RMH diabetes education program at 540-689-1182540-689-1182.

Students with Diabetes: JMU Chapter

Students with diabetes is a national organization that strives to establish connections and support for college/high school students with diabetes. JMU's local chapter has come together to support fellow students and reach out to the local community. Learn more about Student with Diabetes.