Duke's Adult Diabetes Education Program team is composed of clinical nurse specialists and registered dietitians who are all certified diabetes educators (CDEs). Our team is dedicated to helping patients improve their glucose control while implementing healthier lifestyle changes. Diabetes self-care management helps to prevent long-term complications associated with diabetes. These diabetes and nutrition educational services are part of a comprehensive diabetes treatment plan. Your diabetes education team will work with you in collaboration with your primary care provider and /or endocrinologist to help you in managing your diabetes. After completing our program, your diabetes care team will remain available for questions, consultation, support, and evaluation of your goals. We offer group classes as well as individual appointments with CDEs.
Patients are referred via a written referral by their health care provider. Duke’s Adult Diabetes Education Program (ADEP) and its curriculum are based on the standards of diabetes care recommended by the American Diabetes Association. The program has achieved recognition as a "Quality Diabetes Education Program."
ADEP offers the following classes to help patients learn to manage their diabetes.
As part of our comprehensive program, patients also may receive individual appointments with either a nurse CDE or with a dietitian CDE who provide information about the following diabetes-related topics and issues:
This program is appropriate for patients who are newly diagnosed as having pre-diabetes or diabetes, as well as for long-standing diabetes patients who wish to update their diabetes knowledge and skills such as patients:
To schedule an appointment with Duke University’s Adult Diabetes Education Program, please call the Endocrine Appointment Hub at 919-620-5300. A written physician referral is required.
For providers within the Duke Health Systems Network who are using Maestro Care please completed the ambulatory referral for diabetes education (# 20) under Meds and Orders.
For providers in outside the Duke Health Systems Network who are not yet using Maestro Care, please complete the written paper referral attached and fax to the Endocrine Appointment Hub at 1-919-479-2661
For additional information, please contact the ADEP office at 919-684-3158. Our fax number is 919-668-1650.
Our program is located in the Duke South Clinic Building in Clinic 1A: Adult Endocrinology
Duke Clinic 1A, 30 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710 .
Parking: Parking is available in the parking garage on Trent Drive across from the Duke Clinics. The fee is $ 1.00 /hour.
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