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Diabetes Education Services

Diabetes educator with patient
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center is striving to meet your care needs. To comply with directives related to patient safety, we can see patients in-person but those appointments have been reserved for patients with critical needs or other limiting factors. To minimize risk of exposure to the virus, patients can call the center to schedule a TeleCare visit with a provider or to discuss other scheduling options. Diabetes Education services are also available through TeleCare. You are required to wear a mask onsite, as it protects you and those around you.

The UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center offers group and individual diabetes education services for patients with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes. Our expert diabetes care and education specialists work closely with each patient, helping to create a personalized plan to manage the patient’s diabetes and improve their quality of life.

  • Diabetes education specialties

    Our diabetes education services are designed for all ages and all walks of life. Diabetes self-management education is centered on the seven American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Self-Care Behaviors, which range from healthy eating and physical activity to problem-solving and healthy coping skills. Our diabetes care and education specialists work closely with each individual patient to ensure they are managing their Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes to the best of their abilities.

    If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, our education program can equip you with tools to manage your condition and lead a healthier lifestyle.

    Alternatively, if you or someone you love has prediabetes and is at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, we also offer preventive services through our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

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  • Why choose UK HealthCare for diabetes education

    Our diabetes education team includes licensed diabetes care and education specialists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals to help you manage your diabetes in a way that meets your goals and fits your lifestyle. Our program is accredited by the AADE, and we offer flexible, individualized management plans for Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.

    For more information about programs and services available at UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, call 859-323-BBDC (2232). Select option 1 for the adult clinic; option 2 for the pediatric clinic; or option 3 for diabetes education services.