Chesapeake Regional Medical Center provides complete diabetes care for adults and children. From inpatient care to support groups, you'll find a broad range of services here. Whatever your need may be, the members of the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center family can help.
Diabetes/nutrition services at the Lifestyle Center
The diabetes/nutrition program at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Lifestyle Center has received national recognition by the American Diabetes Association for being a quality diabetes education program since 1991. To help you learn how to manage your diabetes, we offer individual counseling with certified diabetes nurse educators and dietitians, group diabetes education classes called "Diabetes University" and carbohydrate counting classes. To enroll, your physician must fax or call a referral, or you may contact us yourself. Participation will require a referral from your physician and this program is usually covered by insurance. Cooking classes using our full teaching kitchen helps you learn to cook delicious foods that meet your individual health goals, including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and weight control. We also offer diabetes support groups and camps for children with diabetes.
If you need inpatient care, you won't find a more knowledgeable, dedicated staff than the specialists in our Diabetes Unit. Diabetes educators, dietitians and other health care professionals will answer your questions and help you control and manage your diabetes. Even if you have a special condition that requires treatment in a different unit of the hospital, you can rely on our expert diabetes care. Our staff work closely with all diabetes patients, guiding you every step of the way.
Home health services
People who are homebound or recuperating from a recent hospital stay may need home health services. Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Home Health is the solution. With a diabetes educator on staff, Home Care Services can provide expert care for patients with diabetes. Most insurance policies cover this service. We can help you find out if your does - just call 757-312-6460.
Special programs for children
We provide a variety of special programs for children with diabetes. Camps and classes staffed by diabetes specialists offer a unique opportunity to foster learning and independence for children and parents. Chesapeake Regional Medical Center also offers support groups and many other special programs for parents and children.
Finding out that you have gestational diabetes can be frightening. We can help you manage diabetes during your pregnancy to help insure the health of your baby. You will learn about proper diet and nutrition, and controlling your blood sugars. We will provide you with a loaner meter and guide you in home glucose monitoring. Gestational diabetes classes are held weekly, call 757-312-6132 or email for more information.