Phone: (757) 934-4720
Location: Sentara Obici Hospital, Garden Level in Education Services
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 to help you understand diabetes, how to navigate medications and nutrition, measure your blood sugar and keep it within the desired range, and integrate living with a chronic illness into your everyday life.
Diabetes Support Available at Sentara Obici Hospital:
Outpatient Individual Services
Our outpatient services build on the foundation of diabetes care and knowledge through engagement with the hospital inpatient education or a provider’s office.
- Group and Individual Diabetes Education Sessions
- Group and Individual Gestational Diabetes Sessions
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
Group Classes available at Sentara Obici Hospital:
- Healthy Living with Diabetes Classes – These classes are offered every other month with a total of three class sessions of approximately three hours each. Participants attend one class per week for three weeks.
Have you found a class that’s right for you? For information, registration and appointments, call the Diabetes Education Department at (757) 934-4720. Classes meet at Sentara Obici 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) 934-4536. 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.