Health Extension for Diabetes

September 13, 2022

Health Extension for Diabetes, a community support groupClemson Cooperative Extension’s Rural Health and Nutrition Team offers a fantastic resource for those living with diabetes in Greenville County through the Health Extension for Diabetes (HED) program. The Health Extension for Diabetes program is an American Diabetes Association recognized practice-tested diabetes support program for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The purpose of the program is to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need, along with the necessary support, to prevent complications associated with diabetes. The program is delivered through a series of 16 online group education and support sessions over 4 months.

Each session lasts an hour and incorporates education as well as support group components. The goal of the program is to help provide participants with the education, resources, and support they need to better manage diabetes. Session topics include healthy eating, physical activity, managing stress, medications and monitoring, and more. You must be 18 years old to participate and have a diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Please contact Ellie Lane at or 864-986-1138 for more information or any questions. Follow this link for additional information and to register for an upcoming class:

Ellie Lane, Statewide Rural Health and Nutrition Extension Agent


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