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Diabetes Education

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To learn more about our diabetes education services, talk to your doctor or call (608) 252-8350.

Diabetes Educators are Registered Nurses who, in collaboration with primary care and specialty care, facilitate management of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Dean’s Diabetes Self-Management Education program offers classes, one-on-one appointments, and a Madison-based support group to help patients learn about and cope with diabetes.

Services Available

Living Well with Diabetes —The First Steps Class

The class offers basic instruction for individuals with Type 2 diabetes. Participants attend three sessions, with each session lasting 2.5 hours. For more details on the class and what it covers, please visit our First Steps class listing in our Classes section.

One-On-One Appointments

In individual appointments, our diabetes educators take patients through an initial assessment. They get to know the patient and the medical situation. They gain an understanding of the patient’s knowledge of diabetes and identify any areas for improvement.

A customized and realistic diabetes-self management plan is then created. Follow-up appointments may be necessary.

All About Diabetes Information and Support Group

Our patient-run diabetes support group meets once a month in Madison to provide information and support for people with diabetes. For more information, visit our All About Diabetes support group listing in our Classes section.

Highlighted Educational Programs - Diabetes

The following interactive programs are approved by Dean Clinic and St. Mary's Hospital, and available in the Diabetes area.

• Checking Your Blood Sugar 
• Fill Your Diabetes Prescription
• Injecting Insulin
• Reordering Test Strips
• Thinking About Quitting Smoking
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Your A1C
• Your Blood Pressure
• Your Latest A1C Result

See our full library of interactive programs, which features more than 80 programs approved by Dean physicians so you can make smarter decisions about your health.