Diabetes Education Classes

Nearly 19 million Americans have diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Further, the ADA indicates that seven million Americans are undiagnosed and 79 million are pre-diabetic. For those who are newly diagnosed, those who are diabetic and need a refresher course, and those who are pre-diabetic, West Chester Hospital offers ongoing diabetes education opportunities.

diabetesDiabetes education programs are presented by a certified diabetes nurse educator, a registered dietitian and a pharmacist. Guest speakers are often featured, and include primary care physicians, endocrinologists, podiatrists and other diabetes experts. Programs feature a variety of topics including: successful diabetes management, meal planning and carbohydrate counting, making smart choices when dining out, achieving better results with medication, a review of newly released medications, and how to start (or improve) an activity program. Other areas of discussion include the psychological and social aspects of living with diabetes as well as how to take control of the disease.

Register by calling (513) 298-SUGR (7847) or view upcoming classes and register online.

Free Diabetes Support Group

West Chester Hospital also hosts a diabetes support group for the community on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Sessions are held in the West Chester Hospital cafeteria on level A. The support group serves as a forum for sharing and discussion. Registration is not required. Call (513) 298-SUGR (7847) for information.

Click here to download a flyer with additional information about the Diabetes Education program.

  • Learn More about Managing Your Diabetes

    For more information about managing the day-to-day needs of a diabetic, click here and preview what you’ll learn in our Diabetes Education Program.

    What Participants Are Saying about our Diabetes Education Classes:

    “The class and instructors were excellent – very educational!” – Diabetes Management Class Participant

    “I absolutely learned so much from this program – thank you!” – Diabetes Management Class Participant

    “I have been to other diabetic classes and feel this one was the best.” – Diabetes Management Class Participant

    Interactive Diabetes Tools

    • If you have diabetes, taking steps right away to control it will help you avoid complications that may come up later. Take our quiz and test your knowledge of diabetes. 
    • Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Take the assessment.