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Mastering Your Diabetes

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

You will learn and review:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Monitoring your progress
  • Actions of insulin
  • Sick day management
  • Exercise
  • The ins-and-outs of acute complications
  • Changing behaviors effectively  

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  

Psychologist Wendy
Rapaport teaches part
of the MYD course
and runs ongoing support groups.

MYD Booster

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.

Luigi Meneghini, M.D., MBA, director of the Kosow Treatment Center, talks about the Mastering Your Diabetes class.

Can this class really help you?

Classes for 2016

Do you want to take this class?

  • Register now by filling out this form, or...
  • Call Dina 305-243-3696
  • Please note: Due to the huge 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.

    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.

    Need directions?
  • Get directions to the Diabetes Research Institute's Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center.

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
200 S. Park Road, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
[P]   (954) 964-4040
[TF] (800) 321-3437
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