Diabetes Education Programs Near You 

Diabetes Education is covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans. A diabetes educator can help you stay healthy and give you the right tools to manage your diabetes. Diabetes education programs are available at Munson Healthcare hospitals in Cadillac, Charlevoix, Frankfort, Gaylord, Grayling, Kalkaska, and Traverse City.

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Find Your Path

Many programs in northern Michigan offer education about diabetes. These include:

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Those wishing to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes will benefit from this structured, active program. Participants are encouraged to lose 7 percent of body weight and exercise 150 minutes per week to reduce their risks for type 2 diabetes. 

Diabetes Education, Self-Management, and Support

Individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes learn self-management skills to control the condition and prevent complications. Participants learn about healthy eating, being active, monitoring blood sugar, taking medications, reducing risks, and coping with a health condition.

Personal Action Towards Health (PATH)

Interactive education and weekly goal-setting activities help participants build healthy lifestyle skills. Participants learn techniques to cope with diabetes, including managing emotions and stress, eating healthy, taking medications appropriately, and working with health care providers. To learn more about PATH and to find a workshop near you, visit the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan, or Healthy Programs in Michigan.

LIFE with Diabetes

Individuals with type 2 Diabetes and 50 years or older. No cost to attend. Space is limited (10-15 participants). Caregiver or family member welcome to attend sessions. Self-referrals accepted; Physician referral will be requested after registration. To learn more about LIFE with Diabetes and to find a workshop near you, visit the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan.

Dining with Diabetes

Through instruction and food demonstrations, participants explore realistic diet changes to manage diabetes. Participants learn to cook and eat using healthy ingredients. Classes include cooking demonstrations and a sampling of tasty, seasonal food.

Learn more about these programs and find your path.