Phone: (757) 261-8950
Location: Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara supports patients diagnosed with diabetes with a comprehensive team of resources. Available team members include health care providers, diabetes educators, and registered dietitians. They collaborate closely with you to help you navigate the condition, including maintaining your blood sugar within the desired range. In the event you have additional health concerns, you can also be referred promptly to specialists for additional support with concerns such as eye, kidney and foot care.
Diabetes Support Available at Sentara Leigh Hospital:
Outpatient Individual Services
- Insulin start
- Blood Glucose Meter training
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Carbohydrate counting
Healthy Living with Diabetes Classes – These classes are offered every other month with a total of three class sessions of approximately three hours each. Patients attend one class per week for three weeks.
How to Register for Diabetes Classes at Sentara Leigh Hospital
Have you found a class that’s right for you? For information, registration and appointments, call the Diabetes Education Department at (757) 261-8950. Classes meet at Sentara Leigh Hospital unless otherwise specified.
You need a physician referral to participate in individual or group classes. If you see a Sentara Medical Group provider, ask them about completing an electronic referral form. Non-Sentara providers may fax a written referral to (757) 995-7073. Download and print the physician referral form.
Sentara Leigh Hospital offers an in-person Diabetes Support Group that meets several times a year. Call (757) 261-8950 for dates and times.
Sentara offers a free online Diabetes Support Group, where you can find a support system for living with diabetes. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about diabetes, share your achievements and concerns and hear guest speakers. If you or someone you love is living with diabetes, we invite you to join this group. The Diabetes Support Group is held virtually online on the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.