Diabetes Training/Education


The diabetes education program uses the American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE7 self care behavior guidelines; which are essential for successful and effective self-management care and they are as follows:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking Medication
  • Problem Solving
  • Healthy Coping
  • Reducing Risk

An initial assessment will be performed followed by 2 diabetes self management training (DSMT) workshops designed to provide an in-depth understanding of diabetes and 1 or 2 follow up appointments.

Provides an overview of the diabetes disease process, risk factors, acute and chronic complications, nutrition information, and all modalities of treatment and blood glucose control.


Diabetes 1
Disease process, risk factors, acute and chronic complications, monitoring, blood glucose pattern management, and goal setting

Nutrition 1
Healthy food choices, plate method, portion sizes, reading nutrition labels, and carbohydrate counting


Diabetes 2
Medications, exercise, psychosocial adjustment, and goal review

Nutrition 2
Meal planning, exchange list, eating out, social eating, grocery shopping, recipe adjustment, and eating better on a budget


Specialty Education – Classes Offered to Meet Individual Needs:

  • Weight Management
  • Insulin and Injectable Classes
  • Hyperlipidemia (for Cholesterol Control)
  • Monitoring Instruction
  • Pre and Post Pump Education (To be Announced)
  • Gestational Diabetes

Medicare and private insurance companies frequently cover all or part of the cost of classes.


Diabetes Support Group

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in Suite 310, 3rd Floor, Providence Medical Plaza. Issues related to the diagnosis and management of diabetes are discussed in a supportive environment. Sessions are free.

For more information please call the Providence Diabetes Management Center at 254-751-4257.