COVID-19 update

Our facilities are safe places to receive care. All who enter must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth. Learn the latest about our safety measures, including our updated visitor policy – no guests for most in-person appointments or in the emergency department

Skip Navigation
Cray Diabetes Self-Management Center
Smiling woman

Diabetes Education and Training Classes

Take charge of your health by learning techniques to manage diabetes. Our accredited 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. Download the referral form. Although one-on-one sessions are covered by Medicaid, group classes are not. Contact your insurance provider for more information.

Diabetes monitor

Group education

This diabetes self-management course includes two sessions, 3-4 hours each. All group classes are accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Search for current 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 the main hospital, BH1107. Evening classes are held in the cardiac rehabilitation area at the Center for Advanced Heart Care.

Register for group classes or schedule an individual education or nutrition management session.

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

Related links