Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management

A Healthy Outside Starts From the Inside

The mission of MedLink Georgia is to provide quality, comprehensive, individualized diabetes self-management education to the patients we serve. we believe that education is the key to empowering the person with diabetes to better manage his or her disease and avoid the complications of diabetes and achieve an optimum health status. MedLink Georgia places a special emphasis on offering access to diabetes education to the underserved and high-risk populations in our community who are impacted by diabetes and aligns with our vision of “Healthy Individuals, Healthy Families, And Healthy Communities”. Our nationally accredited program provides education, training, and support to patients diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Maturity Onset Diabetes in Youth (MODY), Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), Gestational Diabetes, Impaired Glucose (Pre-Diabetes) and Metabolic Syndrome. Those referred to our program will partner with the registered dietitian and/or the diabetes care and education specialist to develop an individualized plan that encourages and supports the patient in adopting healthy lifestyle choices. Our educators will work with the patient, the patient’s family, and the patient’s physician to prevent long-term complications, improve diabetes management and blood glucose levels, and improve the quality of life. To participate in this amazing program, a physician’s referral is needed.

What is Diabetes Education?

Diabetes education services provide information and skills for people to manage their diabetes and related conditions. This program is tailored to your individual needs, goals, family history, and life experiences and is guided by evidence-based standards.

Topics include:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Physically Active
  • Taking Medication
  • Checking Your Blood Sugar
  • Reducing Your Risk for Other Health Problems
  • Learning To Cope With Stress, Depression, & Other Concerns

Family Health Centers

  • Colbert
  • Rabun
  • White
  • Bowman
  • Winder
  • Habersham
  • Jackson
  • Gainesville
Diabetes Management
How We Can Help

Self-Management Education

  • Healthy Eating & Specialized Meal Planning
  • Exercise Plan
  • Healthy Coping
  • Problem Solving
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Medical Management of Diabetes
  • Reducing Risk of Long-Term Complications
Who We Can Help

MedLink Patients

  • Newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • Previously diagnosed who need updating information and support
  • Living with diabetes, family, friends, and others who want to learn self-management skills
  • Needing insulin pump training
  • Affected by diabetes during pregnancy
  • Needing assistance in obtaining a continuous glucose monitor and training on use
  • Wanting to learn pattern management
Additional Services We Offer

Nutrition Counseling

Our registered dietitian partners with our diabetes educators to provide assistance with meal planning, shopping on a budget, managing caloric intake and so much more!

RetinaVue® Scans

Our new scanners make it even easier for diabetic patients to access recommended annual diabetic eye exams. Offering these in our Family Health Centers provides a more convenient way for our patients to stay on top of their eye health.

Mental Health

Our Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide behavioral health therapy for individuals, children and adults. Our LCSWs work as part of an integrated care team along with MedLink medical providers and other specialty providers to offer quality patient-centered care.


Diabetes Magazines

Informational Sites


  • Athens Family Vision

Foot Care

2410 Hog Mountain Rd, Suite 107
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Offers sliding scale fee option for low-income population

Home Monitoring Blood Pressure Machine

Check with your local Walgreens, CVS, Fred’s, or pharmacy for sales/coupons towards home monitoring blood pressure machines.


Athens, GA


Watson Mill State Park (walking/hiking trails)
650 Watson Mill, Comer, GA 30629
North Oconee River Greenway (several walking trails)
Athens, GA
Trail Creek Park (fitness zone with weight and cardio equipment)
200 Trail Creek St, Athens, GA 30601
Center for Active Living (CAL)
Program 135 Hoyt St, Athens, GA 30601
*Fitness classes for ages 50+, annual fee of $50/year for ACC residents, or $60/year for non-residents