UPMC St. Margaret Offers Diabetes Management Classes

For Journalists

Stephanie Stanley

Lisa Lombardo
Director, Public Relations--Regional Communications

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WHAT: A series of diabetes management classes are now open for registration. The educational sessions are split over two days. 


Program Cost: Insurance will be billed. Participants should check with their insurance company to find out if they are covered. A prescription is required.


Topics include:


  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Medications
  • Monitoring and pattern control
  • Being active
  • Setting goals
  • Travel tips
  • Long term complications
  • Sick days
  • General health care
  • Diabetes facts: Type 1 vs. Type 2
  • Hyperglycemia (High blood glucose)
  • Hypoglycemia (Low blood glucose)


Registration is required. Call 1-866-334-5227 or register online at UPMC.com/Classes.


WHY: Knowing how to successfully manage diabetes can seriously impact the quality of life for those living with the disease. 


WHO: People living with diabetes. 




  • 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, April 2 and 9
  • 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays, June 19 and 26 
  • 5 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 22 and 29 
  • 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26 

WHERE: UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, 15215.


Note to Media: To cover this event, pre-arrangements must be made by contacting Stephanie Stanley at StanleySL@upmc.edu or 412-586-9762.