Living with Diabetes

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One of the most challenging parts of diabetes management is the fact that patients have to make so many decisions -- every day -- on their own. How many carbohydrates are in this meal? How much insulin should I take? What adjustments do I need to make?
The DRI's Education and Nutrition Services team can help!

Della Matheson, RN, CDE, director of education at the Diabetes Research Institute.
Della Matheson, R.N., C.D.E.
Director of Education

Jacqueline Colon

Jacqueline Colon, R.D., L.D.

Registered Dietitian

Mercy Molina

Mercy Molina, R.D., C.D.E.
Registered Dietitian

The DRI's Diabetes Education and Nutrition Service helps patients learn how to make these decisions -- with knowledge and confidence. They leave our classes feeling empowered and able to:

•Improve their diabetes management
•Self-manage their individual diabetes treatment plan and lifestyle
•Become leaders of their own health care team
•Increase flexibility in their everyday lives

Our classes are held at the Diabetes Research Institute on the first floor in The Esformes Family Pavilion. Each month, many comprehensive diabetes classes are offered in English and in Spanish to patients and families with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In addition, the life-changing Mastering Your Diabetes four-day, intensive insulin management program is held four times per year. Just click on a category below to see a listing and description of our classes. 

See our class offerings below. For more information, please call 305-243-1062.
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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 includes Diabetes Fundamentals, Medical Assessment, Mastering Your Diabetes, and our MYD Booster.

Learn more about MYD by downloading our flyer or call our education team at 305-243-1062.

This class is designed to introduce patients to basal/bolus insulin therapy. Carbohydrate counting is also covered. 

Learn more by calling our education team at 305-243-1062 or send us an email.

Esta clase esta diseñada para presentar al paciente la terapia de insulina, Basal - Bolus y a la vez ayudar al paciente a mejorar su conocimiento y destrezas relacionadas con la nutrición.

Para más información comuníquese con nuestro equipo educativo llamando al 305-243-1062 o por correo electrónico.

Learn about the newest way to monitor your glucose level. Sessions may include an introduction to CGM, the ability to wear a diagnostic sensor for a week, information on how to interpret CGM downloads, and how to better utilize the technology to manage diabetes in a more active and dynamic manner than can be accomplished with standard blood glucose monitoring. 

Learn more by calling our education team at 305-243-1062 or send us an email.

Have you ever wondered what causes diabetes? How insulin really works? What happens to blood sugars when you exercise? All these questions and more are answered in our comprehensive diabetes education class.

Learn more by calling our education team at 305-243-1062 or send us an email.

Esta clase le ayudará a comprender de la manera más simple, lost conceptos y herramientas que usted necesita para controlar su diabetes exitosamente. 

Para más información comuníquese con nuestro equipo educativo llamando al 305-243-1062 o por correo electrónico.

This program is presented in a series, beginning with an introduction for new pump users and continuing through a course for more advanced pumpers. These diabetes management classes are designed to help participants move from a world of multiple injections to the insulin pump. 

Learn more by calling our education team at 305-243-1062 or send us an email.

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle.  Diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote your overall health.

The Education department offers a general nutrition class to help patients (participants) learn about nutrition.

Learn more by calling our education team at 305-243-1062 or send us an email.

Una buena nutrición es una parte importante de un estilo de vida saludable.  La dieta puede ayudarle a alcanzar y mantener un peso saludable, reducir el riesgo de enfermedades crónicas y promover su salud en general.

El departamento de Educación ofrece una clase de nutrición general para ayduar a los pacientes (los participantes) aprenden sobre nutrición.

Para más información comuníquese con nuestro equipo educativo llamando al 305-243-1062 o por correo electrónico.

Diabetes Management at the Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinics at the Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center, located within the Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, provide comprehensive medical treatment to individuals and families living with diabetes. Learn more about the clinic here.

The expert clinical staff treats patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and other endocrine disorders:

David Baidal, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D., Professor of Medicine

Bresta Miranda-Palma, M.D., Interim Director, Kosow DRI Diabetes Treatment Center; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 

Ronald B. Goldberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine; Director, Lipid Disorders Center

Jay S. Skyler, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology

Maria Del Pilar Solano, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

To make an appointment at the clinic, call 305-243-3636

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