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Diabetes Classes & Events

Dignity Health’s Center for Diabetes Management offers a wide variety of classes, services and free outreach groups. All classes are taught by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. For more information or to register for the following classes, call (480) 728-3535.

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Call (480) 728-3535 for more information, class locations, pricing, and to register.

Tips and Tools for a Sweet Life

This is a fun, interactive and informative series of classes focused on self- management tips and tools for either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Class participants will learn how to include the food and activities they enjoy and still achieve and maintain good blood sugar control. Classes include information on healthy eating, including carbohydrate awareness, portion sizes, healthy snacking, medications and physical activity. Physician order and health assessment forms are required for the programs.

Prediabetes Class

A two week program for people whose blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes. This class focuses on how to prevent type-2 diabetes through healthy eating, physical activity, and modest weight loss when appropriate. A doctor's order is not required.

HEAL – Healthy Eating, Active Living

The HEAL lifestyle change program is modeled after the National Diabetes Prevention Program, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This proven program can help you make modest lifestyle changes to help you manage your diabetes or cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.

HEAL is a program that provides a trained lifestyle coach to help participants along the journey to making long term changes with lasting results. Through weekly sessions, participants join a support group of people that they can relate to which provides a comfortable, safe place to share ideas, celebrate successes, all while having fun.

The Lifestyle coach teaches interactive weekly classes for 22 weeks on a variety of health and nutrition subjects.

Meeting Details: All sessions will be held in person with online participation via Zoom an option, Thursday, 4 – 5:15 p.m. A new series begins Thursday, January 12, 2023.

To participate: contact Lindsey Robertson by email at [email protected].

To register: visit for additional information or to register today.

Gestational Diabetes Class

During pregnancy, usually between 24 and 28 weeks or later many women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes does not mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth. But it’s important to follow your doctor’s advice regarding blood glucose (blood sugar) levels while you’re pregnant, so you and your baby both remain healthy. Weekly classes are open to pregnant patients with existing Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and are covered by most insurance plans.

This class is currently offered online, via Zoom.

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A Sweet Life Outreach Groups

General Group

This group meets four times a year on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Call for the current schedule. Currently offered online via Zoom. This group is a casual and conversational time for people to share and learn from each other on how to live their best lives with diabetes. It is facilitated by a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

Insulin Pump Outreach Group

An open forum discussion for those with diabetes who wear an insulin pump or are considering a pump. Group meets the third Tuesday of every other month at 7 p.m. Call for the current schedule.

Individual Consultation

We offer private diabetes consultations in addition to group education. If you need help with areas related to your diabetes management and self-care including the following, please contact our office:

  • A diabetes refresher for those who have previously attended a comprehensive diabetes self-management class series in the past. The class includes Personalized for the individual, this appointment might include an overview of diabetes, medications review, diabetes and healthy eating and monitoring and using blood sugar results.
  • Initiation of Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and review of CGM reports
  • Insulin initiation  and insulin management