The diabetes education program at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, helps you learn more about your disease and how to better manage it with nutrition, exercise, medication and lifestyle changes.
Our doctors, certified diabetes educators, nutritionists (dietitians) and nurse practitioners are ready to provide you with the tools to manage your diabetes and prevent complications.
For added confidence, our self-management education model is approved by the American Diabetes Association, which means that we've met high national standards for our comprehensive diabetes education. We offer a series of group sessions that cover all aspects of diabetes, including medications, diet and exercise. For your convenience, sessions are held at noon and 6 pm.
Your care team will also help you establish a glycemic diet and diabetic meal plan, and explain how this diet affects high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).