Diabetes classes and support groups

Get the information you need to manage diabetes and improve your health. Rely on the highly qualified professionals of Montage Health for diabetes education delivered in the way you learn best.

When to get education

Because we help patients like you practice good self-care, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses our program. Follow the ADA’s recommendations by getting education:

  • When you’re first diagnosed. Understand the disease, learn about treatments, set goals, and receive emotional support to live a healthy life, with fewer complications
  • During an annual assessment, to check how you’re doing and review skills to maintain good health
  • If complications develop that affect your ability to manage your diabetes
  • If your treatment plan changes or after you go to a hospital for emergency or inpatient care

Personalized learning plan

Benefit from:

  • Classes available in a private, one-on-one setting or with a group on a variety of topics, including blood sugar monitoring, medication management, diabetes complications and how to prevent them, diabetic foot and wound care, and more
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Nutrition guidance and meal planning
  • Support groups led by a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator

Choose a member of our team who speaks English or Spanish, or ask us to use translation services for other languages. To best meet your needs and different learning styles, we offer:

  • Daytime and evening availability
  • In-person and online visits
  • Easy-to-follow presentations, handouts, and other materials
  • Interactive, hands-on activities

Classes and support groups

Search our online calendar for upcoming diabetes-related events, including classes open to all members of the public (no referral needed).

You may be interested in:

  • Diabetes self-management therapy (requires a doctor's referral). This four-session class helps patients and their families learn daily skills to manage diabetes and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Cooking for Life, a hands-on class where you’ll practice making nutritious, diabetes-friendly recipes
  • Hidden Facts About Sugar, which teaches you how to identify and avoid different types of sugar
  • Weigh of Life for men or women. Over the course of 12 weeks, you’ll learn strategies to reach and maintain a healthy weight through nutrition and exercise
  • Weight-loss surgery informational seminar

Collaborative, expert team

Learn about the backgrounds and qualifications of our staff, professionals with advanced training to provide diabetes education. We work together to make sure you receive complete, well-rounded services tailored to you.

How to get care

Ask your doctor to fax your referral to (831) 649-7221, or call Montage Health’s diabetes team at (831) 649-7220 if you have questions about the referral process or our services. We provide appointments in both English and Spanish.

Speaking services

Call (831) 649-7220 to invite our diabetes and nutrition experts to be part of your in-person or virtual event. If you’re a business owner, explore Montage Health’s Worksite Wellness program, which offers diabetes education and biometric screening services.

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