Classes We Offer at the Diabetes Center

Managing diabetes is about more than simply monitoring blood sugar levels.

The successful management of diabetes means committing to a life-long wellness plan.

Our educators specialize in case management and can assist with:

  • Defining individualized goals and identifying specific needs
  • Creating personalized and relationship-based plans of care
  • Reducing HbA1C levels

Education is focused on seven self-care behaviors identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for successful management of diabetes.

Educational topics

Learn about the American Association Diabetes Education (AADE7™) Self-care behaviors for successful management of diabetes

Diabetes classes at the Nebraska Medicine Diabetes Center

Medicare and most insurance companies provide benefits for diabetes education. Review educational benefits with your insurance provider.

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Gestational diabetes

Management of gestational diabetes includes meal planning, monitoring and blood sugar guidelines during pregnancy. The class includes free blood sugar meter. Spanish classes are also available. Gestational diabetes class is offered from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. every Friday. A follow-up one-on-one appointment is scheduled within two weeks following the class. A gestational diabetes class in Spanish is offered twice a month from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. A Spanish-speaking staff interpreter is provided for both the class and one-on-one follow-up appointment.

See our gestational diabetes flyer.

Diabetes Prevention Program

This one-year Diabetes Prevention Program is a proven lifestyle change intervention that has been shown to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients. it is offered at the Engage Wellness facility. 

Weight Loss University (WLU)

This class is focused on behavioral change for individuals wanting begin an active lifestyle and lose 10 to 30 pounds. It is intended to prevent or manage pre-diabetes. Weight Loss University is a monthly series of four classes held on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. It also includes four 30-minute individual appointments (call to schedule). This includes two 30-minute sessions with a registered dietitian and two 30-minute sessions with an exercise specialist. Every fifth Tuesday of the month a free Weight Loss University Support Group is offered from 5 to 6 p.m. topics vary. 

See flyer for registration information and start dates for Weight Loss University.

Meghan's Kitchen – Making healthy easy

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

Introduction to insulin pump and sensor class

Explore the steps to successful management of diabetes on an insulin pump and learn about the current pumps available. Learn the concepts of continuous glucose sensing and current sensors available. See a list of upcoming dates, locations, and registration information for the class.

Individual consulting

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

Carbohydrate counting group

Carbohydrate counting is a meal planning method that can help you keep your blood sugar level in your target range. Keeping your diet, activity and medicine in balance is the key to better blood sugar control. 

See information on upcoming carbohydrate counting classes.

Type 2 support group

Attend a free support group to share your thoughts and ideas about diabetes. Our next one is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. See the flier for the dates. Quarterly topics offered. 


Diabetes self-management Type 2 class

This is an informal interactive support group taught by diabetes professionals. Group classes are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (depending on location – see class fliers for each location below) and run as a series of four each month. Participants will receive a free blood sugar meter and class information on the (AADE7™) Self-care behaviors above. Classes are covered by most insurance plans, but a provider referral is required.

For your convenience, we offer this class at two locations:

Diabetes education at the Nebraska Medical Center

Learn more about the class. 

Diabetes Eeducation at Bellevue

Individual appointments are available. To register, call 402.763.3400, option 1. Learn more about the class.