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Virtual Diabetes Center

Resources for Veterans

Diabetes education classes

  • Are you newly diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Are you starting insulin?
  • Do you need more information on diabetes?

Diabetes Education Center offers daily classes. Meet with one of our experienced and certified diabetes educators to learn more.
Classes cover the basics about

  • what is diabetes including symptoms of low and high sugars, complications of diabetes
  • glucometer training: how to test your blood sugar
  • sick day rules

»Class Schedule

Education Materials used for the Diabetes Education classes

Nutrition classes

A healthy diet is an important part of diabetes management. Nutritionist at the DCVAMC can guide you to make food choices for your medical conditions.

Nutrition classes or dietician appointment can be scheduled through primary care clinic or as walk in (Room 1C-111 on the first floor)

Lifestyle Intervention
Lifestyle changes are an important part of diabetes care
Join or learn about the Lifestyle Interventions for Veterans Program (LIVe program).
Contact 202-745-8000 Ext: LIVE (5483) for more information.

Resources for Providers and Veterans

Resources for Providers

For our Charlotte Hall and Martinsburg patients: intensive diabetes management provided by the Endocrine and Diabetes care providers through the Tele-LIVe diabetes clinics.
Please see the LIVe site for details.