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Diabetes Education

Managing diabetes is much more than simply monitoring blood sugar levels. The successful management of diabetes means committing to a life-long wellness plan. Education is focused on seven self-care behaviors identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for successful management of diabetes.

Diabetes Education Team

Certified diabetes Educators specialize in case management and can assist with:

  • Reducing HbA1C levels 2 percent on average
  • Creating a personalized and relationship-based plan of care
  • Defining individual goals and identifying specific needs

    • Joni Pagenkemper, MS, RD, LMNT, CDE
      Kristina Volkmer, Exercise Physiologist
      Marilyn Miller, BSN, RN, CDE
      Pat Stanton, RN, CDE
      Sandi Nimmo, BSN, RN, CDE
      Sarah Keegan, RD, LMNT
      Meghan McLarney, RD, CDE
  • Educational Topics

    Visit each of the American Association Diabetes Education (AADE7™) Self-Care Behaviors sections of the website to download useful worksheets to help in maintaining control of your diabetes.


    Medicare and most insurance companies provide benefits for diabetes education. Review educational benefits with your insurance provider. Visit the class calendar and register for a class. Scholarship may be available to those who qualify.

    Diabetes Self-Management

    This is an informal interactive group support taught by diabetes professionals. Participants will receive:

    • A free blood sugar meter
    • Resources
    • Ongoing support

    Gestational Diabetes

    Management of gestational diabetes includes meal planning, monitoring and blood sugar guidelines during pregnancy. Includes free blood sugar meter.
    Spanish classes available.

    Diabetes Prevention Program

    This one-year program is a proven lifestyle change intervention that has been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients.

    Weight Loss University (WLU)

    This is behavioral change for individuals wanting to lose 10 to 30 pounds and begin an active lifestyle. It is intended to prevent or manage pre-diabetes.

    Meghan's Kitchen—Making Healthy Easy

    A lively cooking session based on healthy eating using nutritious recipes. Tasting required!

    Introduction to Insulin Pumping

    Explore the steps to successfully managing diabetes to navigate an insulin pump.

    Continuous Blood Glucose Sensor

    Learn the concepts of continuous glucose sensing and current sensors available.

    Individual Consulting

    Participate in one-on-one counseling with a case manager, certified diabetes educator (CDE).

    Blood Sugar Group

    Learn pattern management and how to safely adjust your medications.

    Type 2 Support Group

    Attend a free support group to share your thoughts and ideas about diabetes.

    Trusted Online Diabetes Resources


    Make an Appointment

    Call: 800.922.0000