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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 Harrison Library & Education Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview campus from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

For more information or to register please call 410-550-5669 or 410-550-KNOW.

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

Join providers from the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center for an interactive class about:

  • The importance of making the right food choices
  • Staying physically active
  • What your blood glucose numbers mean
  • Strategies to manage blood glucose levels
  • Medications to help manage Type 2 diabetes
  • 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
Dates and times currently being updated

Diabetes 101: Living with Type 2 Diabetes ( Classes held in the Harrison Library & Education Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview campus from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.)
March 19, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 14, 2018

June 11, 2018
July 16, 2018
August 20, 2018