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Diabetes Education and Training Classes

Gain knowledge and skills for lifestyle changes

Take charge of your health by learning techniques to manage diabetes. Our group and one-on-one classes are held at The University of Kansas Hospital and led by a certified diabetes educator and/or licensed dietitian. Your primary care physician must refer you to our group and one-on-one classes. You can download the class referral form.

Although one-on-one sessions are covered by Medicaid, group classes are not. Contact your insurance provider for more information.

Group education

This diabetes self-management course includes two sessions, three to four hours each. All group classes are accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Learn more about classes

Individual education sessions

Our diabetes educator and licensed dietitian will help you learn specific diabetes self-management skills, including:

  • Medications and administering injections
  • Monitoring your blood glucose
  • Nutrition management
  • Preventing complications

You'll learn about food choices and how to prepare meals suitable for your condition. Be sure to bring your blood glucose meter and supplies to receive instruction on monitoring your blood glucose.

Register for classes

Classes are held at The University of Kansas Hospital in room 1107. Evening classes are located in cardiac rehabilitation in the hospital's Center for Advanced Heart Care.

To register for group classes or to schedule an individual education or nutrition management session, call 913-588-1227.