Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

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Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Find a diabetes classes that's right for you.

Diabetes Self-ManagementIf you or you family member lives with diabetes, our Diabetes Self-Management Education Program can offer training and self-management education to help you manage the disease. The Program is a comprehensive outpatient referral-based education program that empowers participants to take control and successfully manage their diabetes. Participation provides you with the opportunity to fully understand the rationale for early aggressive intervention to prevent complications from diabetes.

Program Offerings

  • Pre-diabetes and 
  • Basics of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Nutrition counseling for blood glucose and lipid management
  • Guidelines for meal planning, dining out, grocery shopping, label reading and travel
  • Insulin and medication
  • Diabetes and sick days
  • Acute and chronic complications
  • Stress management
  • Behavior goal setting
  • Preconception care and gestational diabetes
  • Introduction to pump therapy
  • Glucose sensor
  • Exercise program based on your fitness level, interest and needs

The certified diabetes educators on our medical staff work closely with patients' physicians or primary care providers. Educators conduct a thorough patient assessment to recommend safe and appropriate medication and/or insulin requirements based on pattern management. Physicians receive a summary of the visits and patient specific goals.

American Diabetes Association Recognition

Our Diabetes Self-Management Education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The program was originally recognized in June 1994 and offers high-quality education services to the patients it serves.

Ed Nicholson


Ed Nicholson of Concord saw an ad for a one-day class about pre-diabetes that was being held at the Center for Health Promotion. He went and it changed his life.

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Classes & Events

  • Mar
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    A series of four 2- hour classes designed to teach how to begin self-managing diabetes.
  • Mar
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Recommended for people wanting to improve their blood glucose control, and who manage diabetes with either diet, diet and oral agents, or diet and insulin.
  • Mar
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Determine if you're an insulin pump candidate and learn about the benefits and risks of pump therapy.

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