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Diabetes Management

For course dates and times or to register, visit our Classes & Events page or call 410-740-7601. Classes have moved to our Wellness Center.

Take Control of Your Diabetes – Live Healthy

Howard County General Hospital’s comprehensive diabetes program focuses on each individual and not just the disease. Our personalized approach to diabetes care begins at your very first visit to our program and lasts beyond your last interaction with our highly-trained staff. The information shared is designed to put you on the path to living healthy with diabetes for the long term.

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Courses are open to diabetes patients as well as their caregivers. HCGH’s diabetes courses have moved to the Wellness Center. There’s no better time than now to improve your diabetes with HCGH as your partner in health. Visit for a schedule of upcoming class dates.

Quick links to class listings below:

Course Descriptions

Prediabetes and Prevention

Cost: $15, 1 ½ hour course
Upcoming session: April 20

Gain expert insight and valuable tips on how to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. HCGH’s certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian will teach you how to make important lifestyle and dietary changes to help you take control of your health and prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.

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Brief Diabetes Course

Cost: $25, one 2 hour session
Upcoming sessions: Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 28; Mar. 13, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 10, 18, 25

If you have been newly diagnosed with diabetes or just need a refresher on the basics of the disease, this brief course is designed to get you on the right path to living healthy. This course provides the necessary education and tools needed to successfully manage your diabetes for the long term. HCGH certified diabetes educators cover the basics of diet, nutrition and lifestyle choices to help you manage your diabetes and achieve optimal health. Cost includes materials.

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Comprehensive Diabetes Course

Cost: $50, two 3 hour sessions (evenings) or one full day 6 hour session (afternoons)
Upcoming day sessions: Feb. 21, Mar. 14
Upcoming evening sessions: Feb. 22/23, Mar. 8/9

The comprehensive course is designed for the newly diagnosed patient as well as for individuals who have been living with diabetes for several years. Led by HCGH’s certified diabetes educator, nurse and dietician, this class provides in-depth education on managing diabetes as well as personalized programs and available options for helping you live healthier with the disease. Information on glucose monitoring, proper nutrition, exercise, medications and support programs will be covered in this advanced course. The class is offered as a full day six-hour course during the afternoon or two, three-hour sessions in the evening. Cost includes materials.

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Understanding Diabetes Injections

Cost: $25, 1 ½ hour course
Upcoming sessions:  Jan. 30; Mar. 6, 15, 20, 27; Apr.17

Individualized and hands-on instruction on how to safely administer and manage self-injections of insulin and other medications is an important part of living a healthier life with diabetes. This class covers all the current injectable diabetes medications to help put you at ease with self-injection. Our certified diabetes nurse educator will also help you understand common side effects of injections and how to determine effectiveness.

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Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby – Managing Gestational Diabetes

Cost: $25, 2 hour course
Upcoming sessions:  
Fridays, Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Apr. 7
Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16; Mar. 16, 23, 30; Apr. 13, 20, 27

This specialized program for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy provides expectant mothers with education and support in managing this condition throughout the pregnancy. With a goal of minimizing complications, HCGH’s gestational diabetes program offers a comprehensive overview of the condition, how it affects the mother and the baby, nutrition and dietary recommendations to maintain good health and education on self-monitoring of blood glucose levels to ensure the safety of mother and child. Taught by a certified diabetes educator.

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Register online or call 410-740-7601.

Insurance no longer covers these diabetes courses; however, to keep costs to a minimum for patients, the course price is similar to or less than co-payments for most insurance plans if they offered coverage.

Advanced registration is advised for all programs unless noted. Payment is due at registration. A $25 cancellation fee with be applied to cancellations made less than one week before class. Refunds will not be given less than 24 hours before class starts. For cancellations due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued.


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