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Diabetes Self-Management Education

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:

  • Healthy eating
  • Being active
  • Monitoring
  • Taking medication
  • Problem-solving
  • Reducing risks
  • Healthy coping
  • What we offer

    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.
  • Access to 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.