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Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes class

What's this all about?

The Diabetes Education Program at the Cray Diabetes Self-Management Center consists of four 2-hour long sessions. We use ADA-approved Conversation Maps to encourage participation and active learning in our classes.

Class offerings:

  • Monday evenings, 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday afternoons, 1-3 p.m.

Check out our calendar to find specific days and times of classes and email or call us at 913-588-6022, option 4, to sign up. 

Recommended for Patients who:

  • Have recently been diagnosed with diabetes
  • Have had little previous diabetes education
  • Would like a comprehensive overview of diabetes and its treatment

Diabetes Education Program Menu

Mandatory Classes to achieve Certificate of Completion

Class 1: The 10,000-foot View of Diabetes, 2 hours, Group
What you've always wanted to know about diabetes, but your doctor didn't have time to tell you.

Class 2: Have Your Pizza and Eat it, Too, 2 hours, Group
How to (get away with what you) eat without your blood sugars telling on you! And - really - do you need to avoid everything that's white?

Class 3: How to Keep Both of Your Feet (and All of Your Toes Too), 2 hrs, Group
Special guest Dr. Backes, PharmD, explains what all the pills are for. Also learn the Myths & Facts of Insulin (is it addictive or does it mean that you've failed?) and diabetes-related complications to look out for.

Class 4: "I Hate Pricking My Finger" & Graduation Par-tay!, 2 hours, Group
The class in which we dispel the myth that if your numbers are high that you are a bad person, and other myths too. Also find out if the numbers really mean anything and what to do with them if they do. To end, we'll all enjoy cake, fruit punch, gifts, and goals. (Yes, we remember that you have diabetes.) We'll embarrass you with a lovely ceremony that you'll wish your mom attended.

*A minimum of 30 minutes during each class will be set aside to take time to answer YOUR questions - not our agenda.

Additional Recommended Classes (scheduled at your convenience)

Individual Nutrition Appointment with the Expert, 1 hour, Individual
Design a personalized eating plan based on your schedule, your cooking ability, your favorite foods, and your personal health goals.

Individual Diabetes Education Appointment with the Expert, 1 hour, Individual
Interested in a specific diabetes treatment options? Still not sure how much insulin to take if you've just exercised? Have your individual questions and concerns answered by one of our diabetes experts.


Bring a Friend!
Our classes are very comprehensive and the amount of information you receive can seem overwhelming. Bring one friend or family member with you to help listen and take notes at no extra cost to you!

Unsure if your insurance will cover a group diabetes education class? Learn what to ask your insurance company by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page, or we'd be happy to walk you through the process if you call 913-588-6022, option 4. For these classes, your insurance will be billed for "Group Diabetes Education" using billing code G0109.

Last modified: Dec 13, 2018
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To schedule a class or individual education,
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