Classes & Support
Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center serves the community with education and nutritional counseling for persons living with prediabetes and other chronic diseases, and those with prediabetes to avoid developing the disease.If you are visually impaired or have difficulties in group sessions, please let us know and we will design a program that works for you. Interpreter services available upon request at the time of the service if applicable.
For more information on each of these, including downloadable flyers, please visit our Resources page.
In inclement weather, all Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center programs will follow the Prince Georges County Public Schools regarding closings, including evening activities. This does not include individual appointments - they will be handled on a case by case basis so please call to confirm.
Prediabetes Group Informational Session | 1 hour | $10/Person
Learn how to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes, and obtain resources that can assist you with your prediabetes journey. No insurance or physician referral required for this session. Pre-registration is required!
One-time informational sessions will be offered from 11AM - 12PM on the following dates in 2016-2017:
- December 23rd
- February 24th
- April 28th
- June 23rd
- August 25th
- October 27th
- Preventing the onset of Type 2 Diabetes
- Eating better and managing prediabetes with diet and exercise
Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the session to complete pre-registration information. Sessions are led on a rotating schedule by Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator, Andrea C. Troutner. For more information, click learn more or call 202-854-7128.
Prediabetes & Diabetes Support Group / 1 hour/ Free
Patients and family members share how they cope with diabetes and offer encouragement to one another. Discussions vary and include specialty topics. There is no fee or referral for this program.
Sessions are held on the following dates in 2016-2017 from 11am-12noon. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. [versión española].
- November 4, 2016
- December 2, 2016
- January 6, 2017
- February 3, 2017
- March 3, 2017
- April 7, 2017
Drop-in’s Welcome—No RSVP Required!
Group Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) & Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Programs
The diabetes self-management training (DSMT) and diabetes self-management education (DSME) administered by Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (NSDSME), and has been recognized with education program status from the American Diabetes Association since 1994.
View a schedule and more information on the Center’s DSMT and DSME Programs.
Comprehensive DSME Option #1:
Group DSME / Three 2-hour Sessions/Diabetes Overview
Designed for a newly diagnosed patient or who needs a refresher course in basic diabetes management, these sessions contains an introduction to diabetes, with an emphasis on meal planning and physical activity.
Class 1: Diabetes Basics
Class 2: Diabetes Basics/What Can I Eat?
Class 3: Foods That Fit/Exercise Basics
Comprehensive DSME Option #2: Group DSME / One 2-hour Session / Diabetes Recap
Designed for a patient with limited DSME allowable visits, or who needs a refresher course in basic diabetes management.
1st Hour: Diabetes Basics/What Can I Eat?
2nd Hour: Foods That Fit/Exercise Basics
Personal 1:1 Education
After you have completed your first individual visit at the Center and completed one of our training and education sessions, your journey continues a personal 1:1 medical nurtrition planning session with our RD. This session will cover personalized information that builds on your learning from the group sessions.
How to Register
To register for a program, obtain a referral from your physician and call 202-854-7128 or ask your physician’s office to fax the referral (with your home phone number) to (202) 854-4082 and we will contact you to schedule your consultation.
Upon scheduling your initial appointment, please complete this form and bring with you to your Initial appointment.
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Resources in Your Neighborhood
To find a physician who can help you manage your chronic condition, click here or call our physician referral services line at 1-855-823-WELL.
To find out more about the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center, or to make an appointment with one of our specialists, call 202-854-7128 on Monday - Friday between 8AM - 5PM.
The Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center is located at:
Suite 110 - DePaul Professional Building
1160 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Physician Referral Form