Developed by our team of expert diabetes educators, Mastering Your Diabetes uses a high-energy, interactive teaching approach that puts you at the center of your diabetes management. Offered four times a year, this four-day, intensive diabetes self-management program is specifically designed for those who inject insulin to control their blood sugars. Download our MYD brochure!
Classes for 2017
MYD Classes are offered on the following dates. Download the registration form or call 305-243-3696 to select your course schedule:
February 17 - 20, 2017
April 10 - 11, 2017 (A Guide to Survival in College and Beyond)
June 23 - 26, 2017 (Only for Children and Teens)
August 11 - 14, 2017 (Only for Children and Teens)
October 20 - 23, 2017
Please note: due to the high demand for this program, classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will call you to verify the status of your registration when we receive your completed form.
So, what will I learn? The Mastering Your Diabetes Course covers the following topics:
•What is diabetes?
•Monitoring your progress
•Actions of insulin
•Sick day management
•The ins-and-outs of acute complications
•Changing behaviors effectively
The evaluation provided by the diabetes education team includes a comprehensive medical exam, diabetes plan of care, basic diabetes skills assessment and lifestyle questionnaires.
Mastering Your Diabetes
This course will empower you to take the lead in your diabetes care and to master the advanced skills of diabetes management, including:
•Correcting the highs and lows of blood glucose excursions
•Understanding the pharmacokinetics of various insulins
•Potentiate the actions of insulin to benefit you
•Understanding your own laboratory test results
•Developing personalized guidelines (algorithms) for control of blood sugars
•Increasing your proficiency in carbohydrate counting
•Managing and preventing diabetes complications
•Maintaining psychological health and well-being
•Developing the leader within you
Can this class really help you? Read a letter from a patient who attended Mastering Your Diabetes.
Are you WAGgin' it? You'll learn about this and more at MYD!
Does insurance cover this? Most diabetes education classes are covered by insurance carriers contracted with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. To see if your insurance carrier covers this service, or for more information on billing, please call 305-243-3696.
Rapaport teaches part
of the MYD course
and runs ongoing support groups.
Through follow-up and support you will learn how to effectively partner with your health care provider to support your diabetes plan of care.
The DRI Diabetes Education Team provides yearly educational updates to keep you informed of the latest state-of-the-art advances in diabetes management. Follow-up care will be scheduled on an individual basis.