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Macon County Public Health Center
1830 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Phone: (828) 349-2081
Franklin or Highlands

Fax: (828) 524-6154

Kathy McGaha, MS, Director


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Diabetes Services

Macon County Public Health offers those suffering from Diabetes a Self-Management Education Program. This program is for adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and their family members or friends.

Classes are offered several times a year. The program includes:

  • Ten hours of education on healthy eating, being active, checking blood
    sugar, taking medication, problem solving, healthy coping, and
    reducing risk for complications.
  • The cost is covered by many insurance providers. The programs is
    offered on a sliding fee scale based on income for those without insurance.
  • Includes individual meetings with a Registered Dietitian and group

How to enroll:

  1. Obtain diagnosis of diabetes
  2. Have your doctor complete referral form on the second page
    of this document (download here in PDF format))
  3. Mail, drop off, or fax referral to Macon County Public Health Center
  4. We will call you to schedule an appointment

Macon County Public Health
Medical Nutrition Therapy Services

Macon County Public Health dietitians can help you take control of your health by providing you with tools to improve your diet.

    A dietitian can help you
  • Lose Weight
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Improve Cholesterol
  • Manage Diabetes
  • Plan a balanced diet around food allergies
  • and much more
    To Get Started
  • Have you doctor complete the referral form (download here in PDF format))
  • FAX, mail or drop off form to Macon County Public Health
  • Fees - Many insurance plans cover cost of services.
    For those w/o insurance fees are based on income.

For more information, contact:
April Innis, MHS, RD, LDN
Macon County Public Health Center
1830 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone:(828) 349 - 2455
Fax:(828) 524 - 6154

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