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Health Management and Education

Health Management and Education

Diabetes classes

Click here to find classes by location, or you may view the complete schedule for each class below.

All classes are open to UC Davis Health System Patients and Employees. These classes are offered in the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center (Ellison Building) in Sacramento and UC Davis Medical Group clinics located in Auburn, Carmichael, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rancho Cordiva, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento - Capitol Clinic. Click here for directions to these locations. Please view the class schedule then contact your doctor’s office or call (916) 734-0718 to sign  up.

Diabetes Self Management

Let's Get Started

Let’s Get Started schedule

Let’s Get Started is a 2 hour basic diabetes class for patients newly diagnosed or wishing to learn updated diabetes self-management skills.

Topics covered in the class include:

  • Understanding basic diabetes physiology
  • Basic nutritionion concepts
  • Target blood sugar ranges
  • Identifying high and low blood sugars
  • The benefits of physical activity


Strategies for Control

Strategies for Control schedule

Strategies for Control is a 2 hour practical workshop focusing on the tools and techniques needed to be your own diabetes self-manager. Learn how food choices, activity, medications and more impact your blood sugar numbers and how you can improve. Explore strategies for blood sugar monitoring. If you have a blood sugar meter please bring it to class. Discussion will include:

  • When to test blood sugar
  • What your readings mean
  • High and low blood sugar
  • Getting the most from monitoring your blood sugar at home
  • Effects of daily choices on daily blood sugar control


Dining with Diabetes- Basics

Dining with Diabetes: The Basics schedule

Dining with Diabetes is a 2 hour class focusing on diabetes nutrition basics.Participants who take this class are eligible for the Dining with Diabetes: Advanced course.Taught by a registered dietician, this class covers topics such as:

  • Basic carbohydrate counting
  • Meal timing
  • Portion control
  • Label reading
  • General eating away from home


Dining with Diabetes- Advanced

Dining with Diabetes: Advanced schedule

Dining with Diabetes: Advanced is a 2 hour interactive diabetes workshop taught by a registered dietitian. Participants will learn advanced skills using example food records and then design personal menus aimed to meet their needs.

 Required: Previous completion of  In Charge and In Control or Dining with Diabetes: The Basics.  


In Charge & In Control

In Charge and In Control schedule

In Charge and In Control is a comprehensive diabetes series. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. The class takes place over four 2-hour and15-minute sessions or two 4-hour and 15-minute sessions. Topics covered in the class include:

  • Understanding diabtes physiology
  • Self care
  • Nutrition
  • Medication
  • Physical activity
  • Foot care
  • Complications and action plans


Diabetes Recharge Workshop

Recharge Workshop schedule

Recharge Workshop is a 2 hour workshop taught by a certified diabetes educator. The course reviews self-care strategies and participants will receive updates on diabetes information. It is designed as a  follow-up course for patients who have attended multiple classes, including In Charge and In Control, and may need to be re-energized about their diabetes self care. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). 


RN Individual Diabetes Education

RN Individual Diabetes Education schedule

RN Individual Diabetes Education is an appointment with a Registered Nurse specialized in diabetes education to address recurring hypo/hyperglycemia, monitoring strategies, medication management, initiation of insulin injections, or other diabetes related issues. The educator works with the patient and the primary care provider to customize a regimen that fits the individual’s lifestyle. Cost: Subject to Co-payment if required