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Diabetes & Endocrinology

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, a thyroid issue or an endocrine disease, Pardee Diabetes and Endocrine Associates is here to help you manage your disease so you can have a high quality of life. We offer care and education for:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Other endocrine disorders

Diabetes and pre-diabetes in minority communities

In 2015, we received a grant from the Office of Minority Health to address diabetes and prediabetes in minority communities within Henderson County. Working with the YMCA of Western North Carolina and Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS), we provide key services like:

  • Free community screenings

  • Referrals to Pardee's diabetes nurse navigator

  • Educational and wellness classes from YMCA and BRCHS (offered in both English and Spanish)

Who can attend a community screening?

Anyone can attend a community screening, though the program targets lower income, underserved populations. To learn more about the program or to schedule a screening, call Kelly Ware, diabetes nurse navigator, at 828-233-2705.

What is a diabetes nurse navigator?

If you or someone you know has prediabetes or diabetes, our nurse navigator, Kelly Ware, BSN, MSN, can help. Kelly can:

  • Recommend community resources
  • Coordinate care among providers
  • Help you apply for charity care and/or Medicaid if you are eligible
  • Provide educational home visits if you are unable to attend a class at BRCHS or the YMCA

Kelly Ware, BSN, MSN, Diabetes Nurse Navigator

Ware holds a bachelor's and master's degree in community health nursing. During her 12 years of nursing, she has worked in general medicine and medical surgical units in hospital settings, has been a clinical nurse instructor and has served as a nurse on various international missions for Doctors Without Borders.

Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

The Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education Program can help you successfully manage Type 2 diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our program:

  • Is recognized by the American Diabetes Association

  • Meets national standards for diabetes self-management education

  • Offers group and individual education

  • Provides guidance by certified diabetes educators (CDE)

  • Is partially covered by several major insurance carriers

At Perspectives, you will discover the seven key behaviors that promote successful type 2 diabetes self-management, including:

  • Healthy eating

  • Staying active

  • Self-monitoring

  • Taking medication

  • Problem solving

  • Reducing risks

  • Healthy coping

Contact Us


For more information about The Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education Program contact Nina Lovern

Call: 828-698-4533

Learn More

Find out if you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes with the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool.

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