This four-week program (one class per week) is specifically designed for individuals with Type I or Type 2 Diabetes on multiple daily injections of insulin, or who are on an insulin pump. Throughout this program participants will learn to minimize the high and low blood sugar readings often associated with insulin requiring diabetes. Individuals will learn how to match insulin to food intake, allowing for better glucose control with greater flexibility. Participants currently on multiple daily injections may choose to go onto an insulin pump after successful completion of this program. Teachings consists of the following:

  • Intensive insulin management principles, including basal/bolus concept, and the proper treatment of low and high blood sugars
  • Basic and advanced carbohydrate counting
  • The use of insulin to carbohydrate ratios for matching insulin to food
  • The use of a correction factor or sensitivity to correct high glucose values
  • Prevention of diabetes-related complications
  • Weekly evaluation of food, glucose and insulin records by a nurse and registered dietitian
  • Communications with referring physicians

"A wonderful and life-changing experience. Top-notch staff provides invaluable information." - Intensive Management Program Participant

Most services are covered by insurance, however, all patients are asked to verify coverage with their insurance provider. All patients must have a prescription from their doctor to receive diabetes education services.

Registration is required. Call 610-738-2835.

Future Sessions

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LOCATION and CONTACT INFORMATION

Wellness Classroom
(Across the street from Chester County Hospital)
600 East Marshall Street, Suite 302
West Chester, PA 19380

Phone: 610-738-2835
Email: diabetes@uphs.upenn.edu
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