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Diabetes Education and Prevention

At UPMC Pinnacle, we go beyond diagnosing and treating diabetes. As part of our commitment to building healthier communities, we offer a range of programs to help you learn more about diabetes and how to manage it.

Our programs include:

Diabetes Education

We offer diabetes education designed to meet your individual needs. Our focus is on helping you achieve the best blood glucose control possible. This education is provided at several UPMC Pinnacle locations for your convenience and includes basic diabetes information and self -blood glucose monitoring. Pre-registration is required. Call 717-221-6270 to register or for more information.

Diabetes Class Series

(Recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a quality education program)

This is a class series for people with diabetes. Learn as a group about food, activity, medication, complication prevention, management and how to cope with this chronic disease. These classes are offered multiple times throughout the year at a convenient UPMC Pinnacle site. For dates, times and locations, call 717-221-6270 to register or for more information.

Nutrition Education

We offer individualized nutrition education with the focus on improving blood sugar control, reducing heart disease risk factors and weight management. These appointments are offered at all UPMC Pinnacle hospitals. For more information, call 717-255-6173.

Diabetes and Pregnancy Education

Individualized instruction is provided by a health care professional. We will work with your physician to help you have a healthy baby. Instruction includes information on diabetes and pregnancy, blood glucose monitoring, low blood sugar management, activity and nutrition. Instructors are available throughout your pregnancy to assist you with any concerns you may have. For more information call 717-221-6270.

Intensive Diabetes Self-Management (For those using insulin therapy)

We will work with you and your physician lo help you learn how to manage your diabetes better to achieve optimal control. Learn how to make changes in your food choices, activity, insulin and possibly insulin pump therapy to achieve your best blood glucose control. Call 717-221-6270 for more information.

Need more information?

  • Hanover: 717-316-7208
  • Harrisburg: 717-231-8900
  • Memorial: 717-815-2755


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