Diabetes Education

Living with Diabetes

The diabetes education services include:

  • Healthy Living with Diabetes:  This is a nine-(9) hour group class that covers information related to diabetes self-care management. Topics include basic concepts of diabetes, nutrition guidelines, preventing long-term complications, emotional aspects, carbohydrate counting, exercise and heart health. Individuals meet with a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator prior to attending the first class.
  • One on One Instruction with a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator: Individualized training by a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator on topics pertaining to blood glucose monitoring, insulin preparation and administration and insulin pump.
  • Nutrition Clinic (Medical Nutrition Therapy): Individualized training by a Registered Dietitian on topics pertaining to calorie level determination and nutrition guidelines.

There is a fee to attend these services. For individuals with diabetes who have health insurance in Pennsylvania, insurers are required in most cases to cover diabetes education, if prescribed by their physician. Prior to attending any of these services, it is important to get the appropriate referral from your physician. The insurance provider will then be billed. For more information talk with your physician or call 866.328.8389.