Patient Education Programs*
To meet the special needs of people with diabetes, self-management diabetes education classes are offered focusing on weight-loss and living with diabetes. Our diabetes self-management education program received Recognition by the American Diabetes Association for having met its high quality National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.
Living with Diabetes
An 8-hour comprehensive education program which covers all management topics important for diabetes care. These three sessions are offered to Joslin patients as well as to individuals in the community. A physician referral is required.
To enroll in Living with Diabetes classes, this referral form should be completed and faxed to 315 464-2510.
WAY Less Program: Weight Achievement for You with Lifestyle Skills and Support
This 12 session weight management program is available to Joslin patients. Key elements include meal planning, physical activity/exercise, medication adjustments, lifestyle change strategies, blood glucose monitoring and group education and activities to assist overweight patients who are motivated to lose weight.
Insulin Pump Orientation
A 3-hour class which provides information and expectations of insulin pump therapy. This class is available to Joslin adult and pediatric patients.
Insulin Pump Initiation
A set of classes designed to help the patient start insulin pump therapy. These classes are available only to Joslin patients who are initiating insulin pump therapy.