Diabetes Support Group

During the holidays, Conway Medical Center wants to give a helping hand to those with diabetes in making better lifestyle choices.  Our Diabetic Self-Management Training (DSMT) program held a Holiday Cooking Demonstration on October 23, 2017.  CMC dieticians demonstrated how to cook a holiday meal using healthy recipes for those living with diabetes to learn how to make healthy decisions and prevent complications from diabetes.  To view and print those easy and yummy recipes click here.

When you first find out you have diabetes, or are borderline diabetic, you are likely to have many questions about the best way to manage this disease and stay healthy.  Conway Medical Center offers a Diabetic Self-Management Training (DSMT) program.  DSMT is designed to help people, just like you, make better lifestyle choices to manage their disease and prevent complications. Learn more about our Diabetic Self-Management Training program.

CMC's DSMT program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Services provided by the program include:

  • Individual assessment and one-on-one consultation with a Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • Group classes taught by a Diabetes Nurse Educator
  • Monthly Diabetic Support Group 

Diabetes Support Group 2017 Schedule- All Sessions are at 6 p.m.

  • January 23-  Goal Setting, presented by Mary Jo Hamrick, RN, BSN

  • February 27-  Fit 4 Everyone: Educational Fitness Clinic, presented by Alayna DeFalco

  • March 27-  Finding Strength Through Story, presented by Rev. John Renfro

  • April 24-  Kidney Care, presented by Rachel Gasque, RN, BSN

  • May 22-  Diabetic Foot Care, presented by Coastal Podiatry

  • June 26-  Coping With Diabetes, presented by Christine Coloma, RN

  • July 24-  Managing Diabetes on the Job, presented by Melanie Dunham, SC Vocational Rehab

  • August 28-  Diabetic Eye Care, presented by Dr. Samuel Singleton, Singleton Eye Clinic

  • September 25-  Stroke Prevention and Recognition, presented by Jayne Register, RN

  • October 23-   Holiday Cooking Demonstration, presented by CMC Dieticians  Located in the CMC Administrative Service Building auditorium

  • November 27-  Diabetes and Foot Care, presented by Dr. Parker, Coastal Podiatry

  • December 26- Happy Holidays-No Meeting!

Registration is required.  Seating is limited.  Please call 843.347.8013 to reserve your space.

All support group meetings are held in the
 Rehabilitation Services Building in Classrooms B and C.
(The Rehabilitation Services Building is located directly across from the CMC Emergency Department
in the former Wellness & Fitness Center at 2369 Cypress Circle, Conway.)

To schedule an appointment, contact:

Mary Jo Hamrick, BSN, RN
Patient Educator

Contact Hours: 

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.