Diabetes Management

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 I 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.

Our Team of Educators

LOCATIONS

Family Health Centers

HOW WE CAN HELP

Self-Management Education

WHO WE CAN HELP

MedLink Patients

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.

RESOURCES

Diabetes Magazines

Informational Sites

Vision

Foot Care

DR. DONOVAN GOWDIE
2410 Hog Mountain Rd, Suite 107
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706.310.4288
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.

Nutrition

Exercise

MedLink Georgia is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U. S. C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee site under 42 U. S. C. 233 (g) – (n). MedLink Georgia is Covered under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS00427, Health Center Program, for $6,465,445 with 61.7% from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

MedLink Georgia, Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. If you speak a language other than English and need assistance, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you at all MedLink Community Health Centers.

MedLink Georgia cumple con las leyes de derechos civiles federales y no discrimina por raza, color, origen, nacional, edad, discapacidad, o genero. Si usted habla un idioma aparte de ingles y necesita ayuda, servicios de lenguage gratuitos estan disponible para usted. Llame a cualquier centro de MedLink Georgia para mas informacion.

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