Providence Diabetes Education

Whether you have had diabetes for some time or are newly diagnosed, or program offers you and your family the knowledge and self-care skills necessary to live a healthy life.

Diabetes is a serious and complicated condition, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Education is vital for diabetes management. Successful outcomes depend on your active involvement in your care.

By arming yourself with information, regular health care, and a little motivation, you can learn to manage diabetes. We can help. Providence Diabetes Education serves to improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

We are accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

We offer group classes and individual appointments , during both day and evening hours. Both give you the information and support needed to successfully navigate the various challenges that diabetes can present. We can help you decide which one is the best fit for you.

Services provided

Providence diabetes education services focuses on the following core areas to help you live well with diabetes:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Being Active
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Problem Solving
  • Reducing Risks
  • Healthy Coping

Education and Training

  • Overview of diabetes – types, causes and management
  • Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES)
  • Diabetes during pregnancy
  • Pre-conception planning
  • Pregnancy follow-ups
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Weight management
  • Blood glucose meter training
  • Evaluation of and understanding blood sugar patterns
  • Insulin and other diabetes injectable administration (vial + syringe, pen + pen needles)
  • Insulin adjustment
  • Insulin pump training
  • Continuous glucose monitor training
  • Carb to insulin ratios

Diabetes education is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Financial assistance is available if you do not have insurance.