Diabetes Education


Helping patients learn about diabetes is an important part of diabetes management.

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, Stony Brook Medicine’s Diabetes Education Program is dedicated to helping patients with diabetes and their families by offering comprehensive education for patients with all types of diabetes.

The diabetes care team works together to make sure that each patient receives specialized attention. Team members are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of those living with diabetes.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of diabetes facts
  • Meal planning and nutrition
  • Psychosocial adjustment and stress management
  • Exercise and activity
  • Acute and chronic complications
  • Health maintenance (including foot and eye care)
  • New technologies such as continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps and glucose meters

A physician referral and an assessment visit with a certified diabetes educator are required prior to attending class.

To schedule the assessment visit, call (631) 444-0580. Classes are ongoing throughout the year, and pre-registration is required.

For information, call M. Gabriela Scharpf, MS, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM at (631) 444-9954 or visit stonybrookmedicine.edu/patientcare/diabetes.

To learn more about Stony Brook Medicine’s one-on-one and group diabetes education classes, call (631) 444-0580.

Upcoming Class Schedule:

With our patients’ safety in mind, our group education classes are currently being held virtually.

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