Diabetes Education

Our registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators can help, with classes and one-on-one counseling. We can teach you about meal planning, exercise, medication and how to prevent health complications from diabetes. 

Many classes require an order or referral from your primary care provider. Medicare and most insurance plans cover diabetes self-management education, but check your individual policy. To register for classes or for individual appointments, call Southern New Hampshire Diabetes and Endocrinology at (603) 577-5760.

All classes are taught by certified diabetes educators or dietitians. Register today!

In addition, make sure to check out our latest Cooks Corner segment with Ashley Iannaco to learn how to make this Mediterranean-style salad!

Our Classes

Diabetes Prevention Program

We offer a nationally-recognized lifestyle change program that will help patients
diagnosed with prediabetes prevent and reduce their risk of developing type 2
diabetes. The program includes 16-week group sessions, followed by six monthly follow-up sessions and one-on-one and group support, with education on how to eat
healthier, reduce stress, and become more active.

First Steps to Diabetes Prevention
Join us for a 1-hour class to learn what prediabetes is and what the lifestyle change recommendations are for reducing your risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Education: 3-Part Class
A program if you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes; if you’ve never had a class before; or if you’d like a refresher. Each class builds on the information before.

  • On the road to better managing your diabetes. Understanding diabetes, your diagnosis, blood glucose (BG) monitoring and targets, causes of high and low blood glucose, exercise and beginning meal planning.
  • Diabetes and healthy eating. An in-depth look at how meal planning can help manage your diabetes and control blood glucose levels, emphasizing heart health and weight management.
  • Continuing your journey with diabetes. Medication options, prevention and treatment of high and low blood glucose, managing diabetes during illness, understanding blood glucose patterns, and reducing the risk of complications.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby
If you have gestational diabetes, you’ll learn about blood glucose monitoring, target blood glucose levels, and basic meal planning, including a starter meal plan. We’ll discuss healthy actions to be sure your baby has the best outcome, and to reduce your future risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Insulin Pump Program 
Insulin pump therapy is more successful with careful screening and training. You’ll meet one-to-one with a certified diabetes educator (and a registered dietitian if needed) to review diabetes management with insulin pumps and look at the various pumps available. If you choose an insulin pump, we’ll follow you closely to be sure the therapy is successful.

Diabetes Cooking School
In 3 individual sessions that include lecture, cooking demos and hands-on learning, you’ll learn basic cooking techniques, organizing/stocking a healthy pantry, and changing a recipe so it’s healthier. The goal is to instill confidence and increase your ability to create simple, healthy, diabetic-friendly meals. No order or referral is needed.