Diabetes Education Classes
Patients who understand diabetes are better able to manage their disease. At The Medical Center of Aurora, our Diabetes Education Program teaches patients what they need to know. All classes are taught by a certified diabetes educator or a registered dietitian. Classes are available for adults with type-2 diabetes, women with gestational diabetes (two-hour class) and Spanish-speaking adults with type-2 or gestational diabetes.
We help patients and their primary care physicians by providing education regarding their treatment plans. We encourage patients to bring one support person to class. A family member or a friend is a good option.
Diabetes education helps patients by:
- Encouraging independence through diabetes self-management treatment.
- Empowering patients to understand and take control of their diabetes.
- Helping patients to track critical numbers, including blood pressure, cholesterol and HbA1c.
- Teaching the importance of eating a healthy diet, being active, taking medication as prescribed, controlling weight and checking blood sugar levels.
People with type-2 diabetes are at risk for serious health conditions. Controlling your diabetes means living a longer, healthier life and lowering your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, eye disease, kidney failure, gum disease and other complications.
Classes are typically held on select Mondays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm , with an hour lunch break. Individual sessions vary in length. One-on-one and Spanish sessions are available upon request.
**Please note: A physician's order is required for class participation**
To schedule an appointment, please call the Scheduling Department at (303) 360-3770. Call (303) 360-3193 to schedule a Spanish or gestational diabetes class.
Questions? Please call (303) 360-3193.
Most insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid, pay for part or all of these classes. Please verify your coverage with your insurance carrier.
Diabetes Education Center
700 Potomac Street, Oak Room
Aurora, Colorado 80011