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Dr. Charles Baker inducted into Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha
Dr. Charles Baker inducted into Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha

In the High Country, few men are held in higher regard than Dr. Charles Baker. The kindhearted physician, who began practicing medicine in Avery County more than 30 years ago, [ ... ]

Dream fulfilled: Pet therapy team inspires hope at healthcare system
Dream fulfilled: Pet therapy team inspires hope at healthcare system

Few people in life actually end up living out their childhood dreams. For no fault of their own, circumstances change and reality hits causing adolescent aspirations to be aba [ ... ]

Pretty in Pink Fashion Show Slated for June 17th
Pretty in Pink Fashion Show Slated for June 17th

The Pretty In Pink Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held this year at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Friday, June 17, 2016.  A champagne reception will [ ... ]

3rd Annual Health Splash - Avery County
Jun 08, 2016
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Pretty in Pink Fashion Show
Jun 17, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM
HeartSaver CPR/AED Class
Jun 21, 2016
06:00PM - 09:30PM
Patrons Evening Gala
Jun 25, 2016
06:30PM - 08:30PM

American Diabetes AssociationWatauga Medical Center is proud to offer the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Through this program, you will have access to a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitians to help answer any questions you may have.

As a a member of the program, you will also be able to participate in Diabetes Education Group Classes.

Program Highlights

  • Meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator & Registered Dietitian
  • Learn the ABC's of diabetes
  • Learn how to check your blood sugar & give insulin if needed
  • Learn about the medications you're taking & what they do
  • Learn about managing your diabetes & where to find resources to help

**A referral from your physician is requried for participation.

For more information, contact Linda Bond, Certified Diabetes Educator at (828) 262-4177.

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Diabetes Self-Management Educators 

Linda Bond

Linda Bond is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and has educated diabetic patiends in the High Country since she received her CDE in 2006. Linda has been employed by Watauga Medical Center for over 35 years.

For more information, contact Linda Bond, Certified Diabetes Educator at (828) 262-4177.

April Wiles

April Wiles is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has been employed by Watauga Medical Center as a Clinical Dietitian since completion of her dietetic internship in 1995.

For more information about nutrition, contact April Wiles, Licensed Nutritionist at (828) 262-4158.


2015 Diabetes Support Group Meeting Dates

  • April 11, 2016
  • May 9, 2016
  • June 13, 2016
  • July 11, 2016
  • August 8, 2016
  • September 12, 2016
  • October 10, 2016

Support group meetings are FREE for people with diabetes, their families, friends and caregivers. They are held in the Watauga Medical Center Auditorium from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

For more information, contact Linda Bond at (828) 262-4177 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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