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Diabetes Self Management Education

Join us for classes in July

Primary Care Boston and the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism hosts a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) group, open to attendees over 18 and all experiences with diabetes. Group sessions focus on a variety of subjects including:

  • General diabetes knowledge
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Complications
  • Medication

Where and when are meetings?

Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) does make a difference. Patients who have diabetes need ongoing education on how to manage this disease especially their medications, their activities and their food choices. We offer free diabetes self management  education (DSME) in the form of group sessions. 
They are held on Tuesdays from 4-6PM in the 5th floor Biewend Conference room. The next 4 class sessions will begin Tuesday July 10th. The dates of the 4 classes are July 10, 17, 24, and 31st. Come to one or all 4 classes led by a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Nutritionist. Primary Care Boston is a licensed ADDE 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?

These sessions follow the accredited curriculum of the American Association of Diabetes educators, but much of the discussion is patient-led and centered. 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 but in a casual learning environment.

How do I sign up?

Call 617-636-7002 to sign up and to get more information or email lbarnhart@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

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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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