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Diabetes Self-Management Education

What kind of diabetes self-management education and training do you offer?

Geared toward children and adults of all ages, our self-management diabetes education offerings are based on the seven American Association of Diabetes Educators Self-Care Behaviors:

  1. Healthy eating.
  2. Being active.
  3. Monitoring.
  4. Taking medication.
  5. Problem-solving.
  6. Reducing risks.
  7. Healthy coping.

The experts at the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center Education Services provide a myriad of both individual and group education classes focused on the self-management of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes:

  • Group classes upon diagnosis or diabetes knowledge update.
  • One-on-one sessions customized to meet specific diabetes needs.
  • Individualized diabetes medical nutrition therapy.
  • Training on the use of devices to deliver diabetes medications that cannot be taken orally.
  • Training on the use of blood glucose monitoring equipment.
  • Insulin pump assessment and/or training to learn about and/or how to use the available options.
  • Continuous glucose monitoring/training to assist with navigation of the device and its features.
  • Education about diabetes in special situations, such as pregnancy, and its effects on blood glucose control and diabetes management.
  • How do I access this education and training?

    If you are a potential patient interested in these services, ask your diabetes care provider for a referral. Many insurance companies, including Medicare, offer diabetes education and prevention services as a covered benefit. We accept referrals for our diabetes self-management education programs from internal and external healthcare providers:

    • Internal providers: Please access the referral form in the AEHR (under follow-up/referral, search BBDC).
    • External providers: Please complete and submit the Diabetes Self-Management Education form.