Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Education is the key to successfully managing your diabetes. You are the most important member of the
diabetes management team. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills to control your blood sugar and
live a healthy life.

These classes are taught by experienced healthcare professionals, including certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, and registered dietitians.

This 9-hour education program is for anyone who lives with diabetes. It’s especially important for the following: patients who were recently diagnosed with diabetes, have changed treatment or a nutrition plan, or are having difficulty controlling diabetes.

 

What Will I Learn

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Nutrition & Meal Planning
  • Exercise & Physical Activity
  • Medications
  • Self Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Dealing with High & Low Blood Sugars
  • Avoiding Long-term Complications
  • Foot Care
  • Goal Setting & Problem Solving
  • Emotional Adjustment & Stress Management
  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Important Points

  • Your physician will be contacted to complete the required referral form.
  • A family member or friend may attend with you at no additional cost.
  • If you need specific assistance, please let us know when you register.
  • Program sites are handicapped accessible.

Upcoming Classes

*Please note registering for the Continuing Your Journey classes requires the completion of the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program classes.

February 26, 2020
  • Diabetes Education Class (St. Joseph Campus)

    February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225, USA

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
March 23, 2020
  • Diabetes Education Class (St. Joseph Campus)

    March 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225, USA

    Each class is a two part series and you must attend both dates. This series will be held on March 23rd and 30th, from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
March 24, 2020
  • Diabetes Education Class (Kenmore Mercy Hospital)

    March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217, USA

    Each class is a three part series and you must attend all three dates. This series will be held on March 24th, 25th, and 26th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
April 27, 2020
  • Diabetes Education Class (Mount St. Mary's Hospital)

    April 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092, USA

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
  • Diabetes Education Class (St. Joseph Campus)

    April 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 Harlem Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225, USA

    Each class is a three part series and you must attend all three dates. This series will be held on April 27th, 29th, and May 4th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205

Additional Services

Call HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205 for details or to make an appointment.

  • Individual Instruction available for:
    • Insulin administration
    • Home blood glucose testing
    • Gestational diabetes
    • Continuing Your Journey
  • These classes are offered as part of your plan for ongoing self-management support. Participants can work with instructors to develop a follow-up plan for self-management success through opportunities to observe lectures, learn healthy shopping, speak to experts and vendors, and speak to others in the diabetic community. Each class offers a different opportunity to expand your diabetes knowledge and care routine.

Transportation (Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Only)

Patients who have no transportation can make arrangements for “VanGo” transport by calling (716) 298-2370 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of the class.

Cost for this service is $1.00 each way.