Offered exclusively at Brandywine Hospital

Focused on self-care management of diabetes. 

The Diabetes Learning Center is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) certified program that focuses on self-care management. Our educational program empowers people with diabetes to develop a healthy lifestyle. This 10-hour program consists of three, three-hour classes and a one-hour private session with a registered dietitian and registered nurse to develop your personal assessment profile.

Our certified diabetes educators and medical staff will also offer support from a pharmacist and ophthalmologist. The one hour pre-class appointment with the dietician and the nurse educator will be scheduled in advance. Please register by calling Central Scheduling at 610-383-8760. Then check in at Outpatient Registration 30 minutes before your first appointment.

Overview 

  • Basic or intensive management
  • Pre-diabetes management
  • Insulin, Byetta or Symlin injection trainings
  • Self-blood glucose monitoring
  • Nutrition counseling to include carbohydrate counting and meal planning
  • Weight management
  • Gestational diabetes management
Group Topics
  • Diabetes - Understanding the Disease
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Medication and Sick Day Management
  • Exercise, Foot Care and Skin Care
  • Recognizing Risk Factors
  • Preventing Complications
  • Eating Out and Travel
  • Carbohydrate Counting/Meal Planning with ADA Guidelines
  • Label Reading and Food Shopping
  • Coping with Diabetes
  • Community Resources
A Physician Referral

A physician referral is necessary to participate in either individual or group education and may be helpful for insurance reimbursement. Bring your physician referral with you — unless your managed-care insurance handles referrals electronically.

Insurance Information: Most insurance companies will pay all or part of this fee — please check with your insurance company. If you have any questions about insurance coverage or need to discuss payment options, contact our Financial Counseling Services at 610-466-4284 and 610-466-4032.

To Register, please contact: (610) 383-8760 or for more information, please contact: (610) 383-8358