Diabetes Education Classes
The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Wake Forest Baptist Health is dedicated to helping adult and pediatric patients better manage diabetes and prevent the complications that often occur as a result of the disease.
Our team of certified diabetes educators, nurses and nutritionists provide individualized treatment plans and education to help patients manage the condition and live the healthiest life possible.
Below is a list of the diabetes education classes we offer. Participation in the classes requires a physician referral.
Download a pdf of all of our classes: Class List Flyer
Comprehensive, six-hour program designed for adults who were recently diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. This class covers the causes of diabetes, glucose monitoring, healthy eating, sick days, long-term complications, exercise, travel considerations and goal setting.
Option 1: Two half-day sessions
First and second Wednesday of every month, 9 am - Noon
Third and fourth Thursday of every month, 2 - 5 pm
Option 2: One all-day session
Third Friday, every other month, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Pathway to Pumping
Three-hour interactive class designed to introduce the concept of insulin pump therapy. An overview of pump therapy is provided along with insulin pump and infusion set demonstration. Interested family are encourage to attend.
Third Wednesday of every month, 2 - 5 pm
Real World Class
An interactive class for patients with blood sugars swinging high and low. Patients will learn how to find patterns and make adjustments to their food, exercise and medications.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 4 - 5 pm
Meal Planning Class
One-hour class designed for patients who have completed the comprehensive diabetes program and want more discussion of good nutrition, the effects of foods on blood sugar, and practical carbohydrate counting. The class will plan one day of menus per patient preferences. Other interests will be covered as time allows (food labels, recipes, glycemic index, goal setting).
Second Tuesday of every month, 11 am - Noon
Second Wednesday of every month, 4 - 5 pm