Diabetes is a lifelong but manageable disease. In the Sutter Health network, our goal is to give you ongoing support to avoid complications and enjoy good health.
Sutter’s diabetes self-management education (DSME) program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Taught by certified diabetes educators, DSME training can help you learn about diabetes and how it affects your body.
Diabetes Self-Management Education (Berkeley)
Covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal and most insurance companies
Afternoon, evening and Saturday sessions. New classes start weekly
Learn more about diabetes. Our classes help you live a full and healthy life, with a focus on the following:
- Nutrition management
- Glucose self-monitoring
- Prevention of complications
- Problem solving
- Stress management
- How to use community and health resources
During your training, you’ll get the skills you need to develop a personal management plan you can easily follow. Training usually takes place within a small group of others who have also been diagnosed with diabetes.
Beyond your initial training, our diabetes care team will be there to answer your questions and provide support, linking you with other programs and resources within Sutter Health and the greater community.