Diabetes Self Management Education

Join us for classes in November

Primary Care Boston hosts a 4-week Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) class series that is free and open to any person with diabetes. Whether you have received a new diabetes diagnosis or you have had diabetes for years, this course will help you gain the knowledge and skill to live a healthy and full life with diabetes.

You will have the opportunity to hear from others with diabetes and find out from real people how to manage your diagnosis. These classes are facilitated by a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Nurse (RN) and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist but driven by participants. Topics typically include:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Food choices to control blood sugars and manage diabetes
  • Monitoring and managing blood sugars
  • Tips for living and managing diabetes

Where and when are meetings?

Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 4-6PM in the 5th floor Biewend Conference room. The next 4 class sessions will begin Tuesday, February 5th and will meet each Tuesday. Come to one or all four classes led by a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Nutritionist. Primary Care Boston is a licensed AADE site for providing this education.

Whether one has received a new diabetes diagnosis or one has had the disease for years, this course will help you gain diabetes knowledge and skills and the ability to care for yourself. One will also interact with fellow patients with diabetes. 

How is the group run?

There are no dull lectures or lengthy PowerPoints in this class! Our group leader will provide helpful tips and resources, while fostering a collaborative environment and connecting patients together.  This group is different from traditional lecture-style meetings – it is interactive in a casual learning environment. These sessions follow the accredited curriculum of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, with much of the discussion being patient-led and centered. 

How do I sign up?

To sign up or request more information, call 617-636-7002 or email TuftsMCDSME@tuftsmedicalcenter.org. We want to give you the tools so you can be the driver of your diabetes health.

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Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes can be a serious illness where the body has trouble making or using insulin. The American Diabetes Association encourages people to take the online Diabetes Risk Test .

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