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 3 diabetes self management training (DSMT) classes designed to provide an in-depth understanding of diabetes and 1 or 2 follow up appointments.

Class Schedules

Class 1 - Diabetes Workshop

  • Overview of diabetes disease process
  • Risk factors
  • Acute and chronic complications
  • Nutrition
  • Medications
  • Goal Setting

Class 2

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition (Diabetes Exchange List, Carb Counting)
  • Reviewing goals

Class 3

  • Blood Glucose Pattern Management
  • Psychosocial Adjustments, Goals, Problem solving
  • Nutrition – Recipe Adjustment, Grocery Shopping, Reading Labels, Meal Planning to Fit your Routine

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 the 1st floor classrooms of the F.M. Gloria Young Tower (classroom 6). 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.