M, W, Th 8:30 – 5:00; Tues. 12:00-8:00 and Fri. 8:30-4:00; Daytime and Evening Classes available
To schedule an appointment,
please call (301) 609-4413
Diabetes comes with many questions. For the answers come to us.
What can I eat? Will I need medication? Will this ever go away? Our new Center for Diabetes Education is now accepting patients* and will give you the knowledge you need to live a healthier life with diabetes.
* A phyicisan's referral is required.
- Individual evaluation and diabetes instruction
- Group education classes
- Blood sugar meter training
- Insulin instruction
- Injection training
- Diabetes nutrition instruction
- Diabetes weight management
- Diabetes during pregnancy
- Diabetes Self-Management Education for:
- Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
- Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
- Women with Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes During Pregnancy)
When to Come for Diabetes Education?
- Newly diagnosed with Diabetes
- Annual assessment of education, nutrition and emotional needs
- Long-standing diabetes with limited prior education
- Changes in medication for diabetes
- New to taking pills for diabetes
- More diabetes pills have been added to your treatment plan
- New to injections for diabetes
- New to insulin
- Health conditions such as kidney disease, stroke, need for steroid or complicated medication routine
- Physical limitations such as visual impairment, dexterity issues, movement restrictions
- Living situation such as now living alone or moving in with one of your children
- Insurance coverage that results in treatment change
- Age-related changes affecting cognition, self-care, etc.
What Can I Expect?
- Healthy Eating
- Being Active
- Taking Medication
- Problem Solving
- Healthy Coping
- Reducing Risks
The Day of Your First Appointment
- Please arrive about 45 minutes early to the appointment so that you have time to complete registration.
- First, Stop by Patient Registration on the first floor of the hospital to sign forms and complete the registration process.
- Bring your blood sugar meter with you (if you have one)
- Bring the following forms with you:
- Your insurance card
- A list of your medicines
- Referral form (unless the doctor has already faxed it to us)
- Blood sugar record
To learn more about diabetes, visit The American Diabetes Association