Virtual diabetes education classes offered amid COVID-19 pandemic

June 8, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine patients can connect with diabetes experts and others with the condition in a virtual diabetes education class series, offered once a week for four weeks. Classes will recur every month.

Interested participants can choose between the morning classes held Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and the evening classes held Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Discussion topics include:

  • How diabetes affects the body
  • How to eat a diabetic-friendly diet
  • How to prevent diabetes complications that affect the heart, kidneys, nerves, eyes and feet
  • How medications work to control diabetes
  • How to set realistic management goals

Patients must have access to the patient portal, as this is how supplemental materials and class invitations are sent. Technology compatible for a video meeting is also required.

Many insurance companies will cover these classes, but some may require referral from a doctor.

To register or for more information, please call 734-998-2475.