Diabetes Education


normal medium large

    Stony Brook Diabetes Center provides individual consultation and comprehensive ADA (American Diabetes Association) recognized GROUP classes to educate patients (and their family members) about Diabetes.

    Many Insurances pay for these classes: As insurance participation varies, PLEASE CHECK DIRECTLY WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY IF they COVER this important service. WE ARE PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS in the NYSHIP, the New York State Employees, 'Empire' plan.

    Diabetes Education at Stony Brook Medicine is offering a comprehensive, ADA accredited, Diabetes Self Care Management Training and Support Program for all adults with diabetes and their families.  The program provides the knowledge, skills and tools people living with diabetes need to know in order to manage their chronic condition successfully and avoid the many associated complications.  Our multi.-disciplinary professional staff takes a compassionate approach to help you through all the information about the disease and its management. Topics covered include, but not limited to, types of diabetes, meal planning, blood glucose monitoring, exercise, use of medications, acute and chronic complications, stress, travel, vacationing, new technologies and community resources.  Day (9:00am-12:00) and Evening (6:00-9:00pm) sessions are available.  Individuals should inquire with their insurance carriers about coverage.  Pre-registration is required. 

    The detailed schedule of classes for 2015 is as follows: 

    Class Dates Time Follow-up Dates
    January 5-7
    9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon March 2015
    February 9-11
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM April 2015
    March 2-4
    9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon May 2015
    April 13-15
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM June 2015
    May 18-20
    9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon July 2015
    June 8-10
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sept 2015
    July 20-22
    9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Sept 2015
    September 14-16
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Oct 2015
    October 19-21
    9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Dec 2015
    November 16-18
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Jan 2016

    For further information call Diabetes Education/Endocrinology at (631) 444-0580 or Mary Rieff, RN, CDE (Program Coordinator) at (631) 444-9954.
    * Please note the class location is at the Stony Brook Education Center14 Technology Drive- Suite #1