DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Diabetes is a complex medical condition that requires daily self-management.

If you are one of the millions of people living with diabetes, we have good news to help you manage your condition, live healthier, and thrive.  Our Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support classes can help you learn skills to manage your diabetes more effectively by eating healthy food, being active, taking medications as prescribed, and monitoring your blood sugar.  Diabetes Education classes have been proven to lower A1c levels, prevent or reduce complications, improve quality of life, and lower your medical expenses.

Our Diabetes Education Classes are led by Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists and Pharmacists who are experienced in the treatment and management of Diabetes.  Classes focus on empowering individuals who are newly diagnosed or struggling to manage their condition and guiding them to understand their diabetes and set and meet goals to improve their health.

Call 202.594.9994 to enroll in one of our Group Diabetes Classes or

Diabetes Self- Management Education Classes are led by a Certiied Diabetes Educator and meet Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 7pm EST.  All classes are virtual and hosted through Zoom.  To Enroll, call 202.594.9994.

Diabetes Education is a recognized part of your diabetes care and covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans when offered through an Accredited Diabetes Education Program.

 

  • Understand exactly what diabetes is and how it affects the body
  • Understand how medications work to lower blood glucose
  • Train to use diabetes devices such as blood glucose meters, insulin pens, insulin pumps, and continuous glucose monitors
  • Learn about the importance of healthy eating and planning meals
  • Safely incorporate physical activities in their daily lives
  • Develop problem-solving strategies and the skills to self-manage diabetes

Diabetes is a common disease, yet every individual needs unique care.  We encourage people with diabetes and their families to learn as much as possible about the latest medical therapies and to make healthy lifestyle choices.  Good communication with a team of experts can help you feel in control and respond to changing needs.

For tips on how to better manage your diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is a great resource.

“No Diabetes management tool – no oral agent, insulin or medical device – is as important as the services of a certified diabetes educator”

Christopher Saudek, MD

Director, Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center, Baltimore, MD

 

 Attention DC Residents:
Through a grant program, these classes are currently being offered FREE of charge to DC Residents!  
To enroll as part of our grant program, please call 202-594-9994