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Diabetes Education

Managing diabetes starts with education. The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center Education Program offers patients the knowledge and skills to control their disease. A dedicated health-care team, including physicians, nurse educators, dietitians and mental health counselors, helps to make controlling diabetes a part of a full productive life.

The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center offers individual appointments to meet one-on-one with a nurse practitioner or dietitian certified diabetes educator, as well as group education programs. Group and individual sessions are geared for those in whom diabetes has been newly diagnosed, those who need education updates, and those who want to hear about the latest in how best to manage diabetes.

The Diabetes Center offers multiple educational programs to meet participants' needs and schedules. Classes are conducted in a relaxed, small-group setting, and family members or a support person are invited to share the experience. Classes usually last 3 hours and include “Diabetes 101" for patients recently diagnosed with diabetes or for those who would like a refresher on the basics of diabetes and its management, and “Nutrition 101” for those who have never seen a dietitian and need basic nutrition education. Other classes include more specialized topics such as “Navigating the Grocery Store” or Nutrition for Wound Healing”, and ones that are more seasonal such as “Nutrition Tips for Holiday Meal Planning”. Space is limited, so register now to learn more about diabetes and to take those first critical steps toward taking control of your health.

Our educational programs are held in the Diabetes Center in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. 

To register for a group education program, please call Scheduling at 410-955-9270.

To schedule an individual appointment with a Nurse Practitioner or Registered Dietitian Certified Diabetes Educator, please call Scheduling at 410-955-9270.

Diabetes Group Education Programs

The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center patient education curriculum provides participants with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully manage their diabetes, with topics including:

  • Making healthy food choices
  • Staying physically active
  • Monitoring blood glucose
  • Medication management 
  • Reducing risks
  • Healthy coping skills

Diabetes Self-Management Patient Education

The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center offers helpful and printable patient educational materials on managing all aspects of diabetes.

Education Class Schedule

Nutrition 101
June 26, 2017
August 7, 2017
October 2, 2017
November 6, 2017

Diabetes 101
July 31, 2017
August 28, 2017
September 25, 2017
October 30, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 18, 2017

Nutrition Tips for Holiday Meal Planning
November 13, 2017   
December 4, 2017

Nutrition for Wound Healing
July 3, 2017

Navigating the Grocery Store
September 11, 2017