Medical Services Diabetic Care/Endocrinology Classes & Support Groups The St. Elizabeth Physicians Regional Diabetes Center is home to an American Diabetes Association-certified diabetes education program. Find a Location Find a Provider Diabetic Care/Endocrinology Menu Diabetic Care/Endocrinology Classes & Support Groups Meet the Doctors & Staff My Life With Diabetes Resources Learn and Live Well The St. Elizabeth Physicians Regional Diabetes Center is home to an American Diabetes Association-certified diabetes education program. Here, you can attend classes and support group meetings where you'll learn about diabetes and how to successfully self-manage the condition. Research shows proper diabetes education improves quality of life and prevents long-term complications. A group of nurses and dietitians who are certified diabetes educators leads the diabetes education program. Classes for Patients These classes are open to patients of the Regional Diabetes Center. Patients must complete a one-on-one meeting with one of our diabetes education nurses before attending group classes. Most insurance plans cover all or part of the charge for these classes. All group classes can be provided individually if ordered by your doctor. Diabetes Classes A & B | Type 2 Diabetes Two three-hour sessions covering topics such as healthy eating, staying active, monitoring blood sugar and health status, medications, solving problems, and reducing risks for complications. Classes encourage changes in behavior for a healthier lifestyle. Location: Regional Diabetes Center Times: Daytime classes are offered the first two weeks of each month, and evening classes are offered the last two weeks of each month. Registration: For dates and times and to register, please call (859) 655-8910. Please note: You're not required to complete the A & B classes in consecutive weeks or times, but you are required to take the A class before the B class. Late arrivals after 5:15 p.m. will need to call the office the next business day to reschedule the class. What You Can Expect To Learn: Class A - What is Diabetes-Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Diabetes Management Components Blood Glucose Monitoring and HbA1c % Acute Complications- Low and high blood sugars, sick days Traveling and Disaster Management Basic Meal Planning Reading Food Labels Basic Carbohydrate Counting Class B - Medications- pills, insulin, and other injected medicines Complications-eyes, kidneys, skin, limbs, nerves, blood vessels. Self-Care Card- tests and goals Stress and Depressions Nutrition-Dining Out, Alcohol, Sugar Substitutes, Recipe Conversion Exercise and Physical Activity Diabetes Class C | Annual Follow-Up A recommended yearly follow-up class for patients who've completed Classes A & B for Type 2 diabetes. This two-hour class is taught by registered dietitians and covers a behavior change goal review and advanced skills for diabetes self-management. Location: Regional Diabetes Center Registration: For dates and times and to register, please call (859) 655-8910. What You Can Expect To Learn: Class C - Review of carbohydrate counting & basic nutrition Snacks & Free Foods Supplements Dining Out Tips Alcohol Grocery Shopping Glycemic Index Weight Loss & Portion Distortion Cyber resources / Apps Physical activity & Blood Sugar Control & Safety Advanced Blood Sugar Testing Techniques Goal Setting Insulin Pump and Sensor Program This comprehensive insulin pump and sensor program requires participation in several group and individual classes. Location: Regional Diabetes Center Registration: For dates and times and to register, please call (859) 655-8910. Diabetes and Pregnancy Education Learn how to control diabetes during pregnancy. You'll receive comprehensive, individualized instruction for blood sugar control with or without medication, meal planning with carbohydrate counting, and blood sugar testing. Education is provided for gestational diabetes and pre-existing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Location: Regional Diabetes Center Times: Classes are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration: For more information and to register, please call (859) 655-8910.