Diabetes Self-Management Education Program

Recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Education is the key to successfully managing your diabetes.

Catholic Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has been accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

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

Classes are being offered both in-person and VIRTUAL.

What Will I Learn

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Nutrition & Meal Planning
  • Exercise & Physical Activity
  • Medications
  • Self Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Dealing with High & Low Blood Sugars
  • Healthy Lifestyle Changes
  • And More!

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.

To learn about In Person opportunities, please call HealthConnections at (716) 447-6205.

March 14, 2023
  • Diabetes Education Class Virtual and In-Person

    March 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2157 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA

    Each class is a three part series and you must attend all three dates. This series will be held on March 14th, 15th, and 16th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
May 2, 2023
  • Diabetes Education Class Virtual and In-Person

    May 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    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 May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
July 11, 2023
  • Diabetes Education Class Virtual and In-Person

    July 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    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 July 11th, 12th, and 13th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
September 12, 2023
  • Diabetes Education Class Virtual and In-Person

    September 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    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 September 12th, 13th, and 14th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

    Register online or by calling HealthConnection at (716) 447-6205
November 14, 2023
  • Diabetes Education Class Virtual and In-Person

    November 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    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 November 14th, 15th, and 16th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

    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.