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Diabetes Services

Diabetes Classes

Education classes are the best way learn the ins-and-outs of managing diabetes so you can live a long, healthy life.

EvergreenHealth’s diabetes education classes cover the fundamentals of how diabetes affects your health and offer you good advice to help you get started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

We also offer programs for diabetes prevention and diabetes management during pregnancy.

Diabetes Services in the Seattle regionOur diabetes classes are recognized by the American Diabetes Association, which ensures that the education you receive meets the National Standard for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

You are encouraged to bring along a support person to all of our classes at no additional cost.

If you prefer a singular learning environment, or are unable to attend the classes, we do offer individual consultations with our certified diabetes educators.


Fundamentals of Diabetes Classes

Our Fundamentals of Diabetes series includes a pre-class consultation followed by three classes. Each class builds on the knowledge and skills presented in the previous sessions, so it’s important to take them in succession.

Pre-Class Consultation

We’ll review your health history and provide you with beginning information about diabetes. We’ll also provide a free glucometer if you don’t already have one.

Fundamentals I: Introduction to Diabetes

This first class will provide you with a strong foundation for diabetes self-management. You’ll learn why it’s important to manage your diabetes and be shown how to monitor your progress at home. We’ll also look at how the food you eat affects your blood glucose, and explain what to do when your blood glucose gets too high or too low. You'll also practice setting SMART goals for the healthy management of your diabetes.  Available dates

Fundamentals Il: Living Well with Diabetes

You’ll build upon your strong foundation with tools and skills to help you avoid diabetic complications. We’ll cover diabetic foot checks, talk about how your diabetes medications work and goal setting. We'll help you learn how to predict problems so you can avoid emergencies, and give you tips to consider when coping with the challenges that come your way.  You’ll want to dress comfortably for this class, as you’ll be participating in a low-impact activity program.   Available dates

Fundamentals Ill: Nutrition

The series concludes with an in-depth look at lifestyle choices around food and exercise. You will learn and practice carbohydrate counting, create  diabetic-friendly menu plans, get the lowdown on how to read nutrition labels, and get tips for how to eat right when you’re away from home.  Available dates


Insurance and Payment Information

Our diabetes classes are covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Please contact your insurance provider to discuss the coverage available to you.

EvergreenHealth offers resources for those without insurance coverage.  Please call 425.899.3008 for information about the resources you may be eligible for.


Registration

  • Check with your insurance provider to learn how much diabetes education coverage you may have available.
  • Get a referral from your provider prior to your first appointment; we are happy to help with this when you call.
  • Check our class calendar for the sessions that best fit your schedule.
  • Call 425.899.3008 to register.  If you call outside of regular business hours, please leave a message and we will contact you.

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