Our Adult Diabetes Education Workshops

The UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence offers an extensive education program covering a wide variety of topics.  This includes individual one-on-one sessions as well as the following group workshops.

Diabetes 101: The Art of Managing Diabetes

This is the perfect place to start if you have recently been diagnosed or have never met with a diabetes educator.  These introductory workshops provide knowledge, skills and support needed for successful diabetes self-management.  If it has been a while since you have received diabetes education, this is a great refresher.

Basic Carb Counting

Learn the types and amount of food to eat to best help manage your diabetes.  This workshop covers nutrition label reading, tools for carb counting and examples to help you plan consistent carbohydrate meals.  It will also help you to make educated healthy eating choices in a variety of settings.

Advanced Carb Counting

Gain flexibility in the amount of carbohydrates you eat, without a negative effect on your blood glucose control.  We will help you match insulin doses to carb intake and blood glucose levels.  This workshop will allow you to get the most out of your carb ratios and sensitivity factors. 

Heart Healthy Meal Planning

Changing what & how much you eat can make a big difference in your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  This workshop helps you to identify good vs bad fats, label reading for cholesterol and salt, and more.

This article addresses frequently asked questions about diabetes education and explains the benefits it can have on your self-management and overall wellbeing. 

For more information about the Diabetes Education Program at the UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence, contact: cheryl.barry@umassmemorial.org  

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