Moving Forward with Diabetes

Diabetes? Now what?

If you have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, or glucose intolerance, this program is for you! 

You don’t have to do it alone! Let us help you live at your highest possible quality of life and avoid more costly healthcare with our Moving Forward with Diabetes program. You will receive:

  • Education about your condition
  • One-on-one assessments with our Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Group educational classes and support
  • Coordination with your medical provider

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Program Timeline

Month 1

During your first month, you’ll have an individual appointment with our CDE to do an initial assessment and answer any questions you may have.

Month 2

In the second month, you’ll attend 4 weekly group educational classes where you’ll learn about diet, exercise, medication, management, possible complications, and more in a supportive setting where you can connect with others like you.

Month 3

In your third and final month, you’ll have another individual appointment with our CDE for assessment and to advise you on how to incorporate all you’ve learned into daily life.

Enrollment Process


1. Provider referral

Your provider can refer you to Moving Forward Diabetes Program by faxing the referral form to (828) 266-1065. Our staff will contact you to schedule your first appointment


2. Insurance Pre-certification

Our staff will determine if you are eligible for insurance coverage, inform you of the coverage amount, and enroll you in the program.

3. Attend the Program

Be sure to attend your initial appointment with our CDE, group sessions, and the final CDE appointment. Once you’ve finished Moving Forward, we can recommend other programs to help you maintain your level of health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is wellness center membership included during the 3-month Moving Forward program?

  • No, the membership will not be included, although participants are welcome to purchase a membership.


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You matter! Our patients are our highest priority and our goal is to provide excellent patient care at all of our facilities. Please take a few moments to tell us how we're doing, or ask a question.

Take the quiz: are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Take the quiz: are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of Americans are unaware that they have prediabetes or diabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US. If unmanaged, it can cause life-altering symptoms such as blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure.

The good news is that you CAN take steps to prevent T2 or manage your diabetes with healthy lifestyle changes.

Click here to take the quiz and find out if you are at risk.  

We can help you take charge of your health

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, this program is for you. Our Prevent T2 program at the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center can help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Prevent T2 is a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention program based upon proven strategies to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The format of the class allows you to interact with your instructor and classmates. You’ll be able to work through challenges together as a group and celebrate each other’s successes.

If you are living with diabetes, we can help

The Wellness Center’s Thrive is a medically supervised program that transitions participants from more acute phases of chronic disease management to wellness. The program may include supervised exercise, nutritional counseling, chronic disease education, self-management strategies and action planning to meet your wellness goals.

If you need more inspiration, meet Justin Weltz, a 29-year-old at 320 pounds whose medical provider informed him that he was diabetic. If changes were not made, he could lose his life. Justin joined the Thrive Program and made huge strides towards improving his health, even no-longer needing medication to manage his disease.

Ask your healthcare provider if Thrive is right for you.


What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.


What is Type 2 Diabetes (T2)?

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy.

Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream. Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin, which acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.

If you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should. When there isn’t enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream, which over time can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.


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