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Group class education is geared towards patients newly diagnosed with diabetes.  This 4 hour class is offered one Tuesday each month.  The diabetes educator and Nurse Manager co-instruct this class using an ADA (American Diabetes Association) approved curriculum which includes the 10 required content areas.  Class size ranges from 2-10 people and encourages open discussion and participation by all attendees.  Activities, visuals and real-life situations help the group learn from one another and think critically to solve problems related to their diabetes.  Patients are also encouraged to set up a 1:1 appointment with the diabetes educator to design a specific meal plan.

Patients are given numerous handouts, booklets and instructions to manage their diabetes, as well as contact information for the diabetes educator when they receive education.

Attend one or more of our FREE classes offered throughout the year. All classes are held on-site at Summit Family and Sports Medicine. The instructor is our Certified Diabetes EducatorMary Jo Mason, CDE.

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Diabetes Prevention/Pre-Diabetes

Learn the steps you need to take to prevent diabetes, avoid spikes and dips in blood sugar and insulin, improve energy levels and lose belly fat. This class is designed for those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, hypoglycemia, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, or have risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.
Class dates:  April 28, July 28

Diabetes 101

This class will cover the 7 effective strategies to help patients modify important self-care behaviors to control blood sugars, with an emphasis on healthy eating and basic carb counting. Participants will receive a blood sugar meter, if needed.
Class dates:  February 24, June 23

Heart Health

This class will debunk diet rumors, myths, fads and outdated research related to heart-healthy nutrition. Learn what your numbers mean and how you can improve them. Learn how to reduce inflammation in your body to prevent heart disease.
Class dates:  March 24

Weight Management

Learn how to control weight without counting calories or grams, but by eating real, whole foods to also improve health, increase energy levels and decrease systemic inflammation.  Participants will receive recipes and meal planning tips.
Class dates:  January 27, May 26

Call scheduling to register (816) 842-4440