Phone: (703) 523-0590
Location: Third floor, Potomac Center (on the campus of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center), 2296 Opitz Boulevard, Suite 320)
The Outpatient Diabetes & Nutrition Management Services at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of its patients through prevention, wellness, and education. Our experienced certified diabetes care & education specialists and registered dietitians offer quality diabetes care and medical nutrition therapy.
Sentara’s Diabetes Education Services is recognized by the Association of Diabetes Care And Education Specialists (ADCES) for quality patient education. Improved diabetes control has been identified to be a direct result of our quality diabetes education programs. Individual and Group classes are offered.
- Type I diabetes
- Type II Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
- Insulin Pump Training
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Insulin starts or adjustments
Nutrition Therapy can help to speed up patient recovery, prevent medical complications and lower treatment costs. Through this visit, you will work with a dietitian to learn ways to improve your quality of life through healthy eating. Types of diagnoses this program can help you with include:
- Weight management
- Renal disease
- High cholesterol
- Celiac Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Gastrointestinal conditions, such as Gastroparesis
- Pre-pregnancy nutrition
- Kidney disease
Group Classes available at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Class times and availability vary based on needs. Please call (703) 523-0590 for the current schedule to discuss your individual needs and preferences.
How to Register for Diabetes Classes at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
For information, registration and appointments, call the Diabetes Education Department at (703) 523-0590. Classes meet at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center 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 (844) 812-4052. Download and print the physician referral form.
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 online on the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.