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Diabetes Education Classes

Learn to live well and eat well with diabetes.

Education is the key to living well with diabetes!  Attend our acclaimed diabetes education sessions and learn skills and strategies for managing this disease.

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), the Kennedy Health System’s Comprehensive Diabetes and Nutrition classes are above the national benchmarks in preventative care.

Classes are rated in five core categories, including:

  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
  • Foot exams
  • Eye exams
  • Flu shots
  • Checking blood sugars at home
  • Having your HbA1c checked more than 2 times a year.

Kennedy diabetes education participants are more likely to engage in the below listed preventative care measures than compared to the national average:

Preventative Care Categories

Percentage Above National Benchmarks

HbA1c- Hemoglobin A1c is a common blood test that shows the patient's average blood sugar levels for the past two or three months. It measures how much of the hemoglobin is glycated (coated in sugar).

Patients attending Kennedy diabetic education classes, on average, lower their HbA1c by 1.6%.

Receiving Yearly Foot Exams- Foot exams are very important to detect any loss of sensation in the feet, ulcers, sores or infections.

Patients attending Kennedy’s comprehensive diabetes education classes have a 15.5% higher rate of receiving annual foot exams.

Receiving Yearly Eye Exams- Diabetics are at a higher risk of becoming blind than the average person. Other eye complications are common with diabetes.

Patients attending Kennedy’s comprehensive diabetes education classes also have a 23.3% higher rate of receiving yearly eye exams compared to CDC benchmarks.

Receiving Yearly Flu Shots

On average, patients attending Kennedy’s comprehensive diabetes education classes re 9.6% more likely to receive their

Annual flu shot.

Checking Blood Sugar at home- Checking blood sugar numbers are very important to maintain a healthy diabetic status.

Patients attending Kennedy’s comprehensive diabetes education classes are 9.4% more likely to check their blood sugars at home after participating in the program.

A1c checked more than 2 times a year.

Between 81-100% of the diabetic population who attend Kennedy’s diabetes education classes have HbA1c testing done every six months.

Each session consists of three (3) classes, one per week for three consecutive weeks.

Most insurances are accepted to cover the educational fee. Please be sure to complete all registration information.  A Diabetes Navigator will contact you to complete the insurance and class registration process.

Questions or concerns?  Please call 1-866-224-0264.


Upcoming Diabetes Education

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Education is the key to living well with diabetes! Attend our acclaimed diabetes education sessions and learn skils and strategies for managing this disease.

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Education is the key to living well with diabetes! Attend our acclaimed diabetes education sessons and learn skills and strategies for managing this disease.

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Education is the key to living well with diabetes! Attend our acclaimed diabetes education sessions and learn skills and strategies for managing this disease.

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Education is the key to living well with diabetes! Attend our acclaimed diabetes education sessions and learn skills and strategies for managing this disease.

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Education is the key to living well with diabetes! Attend our acclaimed diabetes education sessions and learn skills and strategies for managing this disease.

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Education is the key to living well with diabetes! Attend our acclaimed diabetes education sessions and learn skills and strategies for managing this disease.

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