Living Well with Diabetes – First Steps- Dean - WI

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Living Well with Diabetes

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Several Location Options

The Living Well with Diabetes – First Steps class offers basic instruction for individuals with Type 2 diabetes, and a member of their family.


Class Schedule

For an individual listing of class dates and times by location, please see our 2016 Class Schedule.

Participants' Comments

“It helps to have such intense materials presented while I’m
surrounded by other people going through the same experience.”

“It was very educational and relieved some stress. It helped me accept the
disease and do what I need to do.”

Offering basic instruction for individuals with Type 2 diabetes, this program is presented as part of Dean Clinic’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. A family member may accompany the primary participant.

Three classes, each 2½ hours in length, cover the following topics:

  • What diabetes is and why it is important to manage the disease
  • Nutrition in diabetes, presented by a Registered Dietitian
  • The role of exercise in controlling diabetes
  • Using results from blood glucose monitoring
  • Discussion of treatment options, including diabetes medications
  • How to deal with hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and “sick days”
  • Ways to prevent diabetes complications
  • Living with diabetes
  • Lifestyle changes and resources to help you live well with diabetes

Prior to attending class, we ask that you meet with one of our diabetes educators for individual assessment and meter training. Participants are also requested to meet with a Registered Dietitian for an individualized assessment and meal plan.

Class Schedule
This class is offered monthly at four Dean Clinic locations - Dean Clinic - East, Dean Clinic - West, Dean Clinic - Fish Hatchery and Dean Clinic - Janesville East. You can find a listing of the individual dates and times by location in the box above.

Pre-registration is required. Call (608) 294-6240 or toll free (800) 845-0344 to set up your individual assessment.

Please note: There is a fee for this class, which is usually covered by insurance. Medicare Part B covers education for diabetes, not pre-diabetes, in the first year after diagnosis. Please check with your insurance provider if you have questions about coverage.

Schedule & Location


Ongoing Event

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Location Details

  • Several Location Options

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