To register for one of our programs, call Healthsource at 540-564-7200 or 855-564-7200. 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 540-689-1001.

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 available at main campus of Sentara RMH Medical Center, Sentara RMH South Main Health Center, Sentara RMH East Rockingham Health Center or Sentara RMH Timber Way Health Center.

Diabetes Continuing Care (Adults)

Free educational/support meeting the second Monday of each month from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sentara RMH Hahn Building. Park in Lot B and enter through the Medical Offices entrance, located on the side of the building.

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

Pediatric Diabetes Management Support Group (Children and their Parents)

Free educational/support meeting the second Sunday of each month from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in Sentara RMH Conference Room 2. Park in Lot A and enter the main hospital lobby. Take elevators or stairs to the lower level (Mountain View Cafe). Hallway leading to the conference rooms is to the left of the stairs. No registration required.

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 diabetes educator or dietitian. Each series includes two individual visits with the diabetes educator and three 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. 

2015 Class Dates/ Times:

March 20, 10am–12pm & 6–8pm, CR1

March 21, 9:30am–3:30pm, CR1

March 25 & 26, 6–8pm, CR3


April 16, 6–8:30pm, CR1

April 22, 6–8:30pm, CR2

April 23 & 29, 6–8pm, CR2

April 30, 6–8:30pm, CR1


May 15, 10am–12pm & 6–8pm, CR3

May 16, 9:30am–3:30pm, CR1

May 20 & 22,10am–12pm, CR3


July 17, 10am–12pm & 6–8pm, CR3

July 18, 9:30am–3:30pm, CR3

July 22 & 23, 4–6pm, CR3


September 3, 4–6:30pm, CR1

September 9 & 17, 4–6:30pm, CR2

September 10 & 16, 4–6pm, CR2


October 9 & 23, 9:30am–12pm, CR1

October 14, 9:30am–12pm, CR3

October 15, 10am–12pm, CR1

October 21, 10am–12pm, CR3


November 13, 10am–12pm & 6–8pm, CR1

November 14, 9:30am–3:30pm, CR1

November 18 & 19, 6–8pm, CR2


CR1= Sentara RMH Conference Room 1

CR2= Sentara RMH Conference Room 2

CR3= Sentara RMH Conference Room 3

SERHC=Sentara East Rockingham Health Center

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