Diabetes Education

Looking for support managing diabetes? We have education classes that can help! The Gwinnett County Health Department is hosting classes covering a variety of topics to give you more information and resources to live better and healthier while managing your condition. Topics covered include blood glucose monitoring, nutrition label reading, shopping for healthy food on a budget, and more!

Courses are held in the Environmental Health Conference Room located at
455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 600, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

Diabetes Prevention Program

One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop Type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of toes, feet or legs.

Make a Change – Start Today!

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The Health Department is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost to those who qualify for the program:

  • 18 years or older and not pregnant at time of enrollment
  • Not previously diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (or over 23 if Asian American)
  • Diagnosed with prediabetes within the past year by a blood test. Fasting blood sugar of 100-125 or A1c of 5.7 to 6.4
  • Previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • Positive screening for prediabetes based on CDC Prediabetes Screening Test
  • Referred by your healthcare provider (not required)

The Diabetes Prevention Program is currently ongoing. Check back for upcoming registration dates for the next available start date.

Courses are held in the Environmental Health Conference Room located at
455 Grayson Hwy, Suite 600, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

Get Screened

It’s important to know your numbers. Start with your A1C and blood pressure. Visit the Lawrenceville Health Center for both an A1C blood test and blood pressure reading — both for just $5!