Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
Welcome to the Shands at UF Self-Management Program.
Many people still think diabetes is a relatively mild condition and do not realize that if not managed properly it can lead to devastating health complications and early death.
The Shands at UF Self-Management Program helps patients take control of diabetes by teaching them to manage the disease with the latest advances in medical care and education. Adults can be referred to the program by their primary care physician or endocrinologist and the courses are taught by certified diabetes educators and other health care professionals.
The diabetes self-management program begins with an individual assessment with a certified diabetes educator. Then, participants attend a series of classroom sessions led by nurses, dieticians and other healthcare professionals.
Visit 1: Assessment and Introduction to Diabetes (one hour individual appointment)
Visit 2: Diabetes Management Overview and Nutrition Strategies (4 hour group session)
Visit 3: Diabetes Self-Care and Lifestyle (4 hour group session)
Visit 4: Annual Follow Up Visit (2 hour individual appointment)
The Shands at UF Diabetes Self-Management Program is covered by most insurance policies if the patient is referred by a physician. Financial counselors will work with patients and their insurance companies regarding payment.
For more information, please contact us at (352) 265-8548.
To refer patients, please fill out the Shands Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Referral Form.