Diabetes Management and Education
The Diabetes Management and Education Program provides in-depth instruction for UC San Diego Health patients with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.
We offer group education classes on diabetes and lifestyle modification such as diet, exercise and weight loss. These are held in person and virtually (via Zoom).
Accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES), the program operates at four clinic locations in Hillcrest, La Jolla, and Scripps Ranch.
All classes are led by certified diabetes educators.
For those interested in more diabetes management education, we offer additional sessions in a group setting. These sessions provide more comprehensive training on topics initially covered in the first and second sessions that you may need help with.
This training covers:
- How to identify blood glucose patterns
- Learning what to do when blood glucose is too high or too low
- How to use continuous glucose monitoring systems
- Healthful eating
- Effect of exercise on blood sugar
- Proper use of insulin vial and pen
We also offer monthly support group sessions on different topics. These sessions are primarily virtual, but occasionally we offer a field trip to produce stores with our registered dietitian/diabetes educator to help you understand more about healthy eating.