Classes We Offer at the Diabetes Center

Managing Diabetes is Much 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 and 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 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. every Friday. A follow-up one on one appointment is scheduled within two weeks following the class. Spanish Gestational Diabetes class is offered twice a month from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on the second and forth Tuesdays of each month. A Spanish-speaking staff interpreter is provided for both the class and one on one follow-up appointment.

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. Offered at the Engage Wellness Facility. 

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. Weight Loss University is offered as a series of four group classes each month from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. It also includes four 30-minute individual appointments that can be scheduled any time. This includes two half-hour sessions with a registered dietitian and two half-hour sessions with an exercise specialist. Every fifth Tuesday of the month a free Weight Loss University Support Group is offered from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Topics vary.

Read more about 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, 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. 

Type 2 Support Group

Attend a free support group to share your thoughts and ideas about diabetes. 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 Wednesdays 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 Education at Bellevue

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