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JET: Joslin Express Tune-Up

What is the JET Program?

 The JET Program is an intensive and interactive one day program for people with type 2 diabetes who are struggling to achieve good blood glucose control or need to know more about diabetes self-care. It includes education, evaluation and recommendation surrounding:

  • Diabetes medications
  • Meal and activity plans
  • Blood glucose monitoring schedules

In classes and individual sessions, participants will learn how daily choices can help or get in the way of achieving blood glucose control.

Who should attend?

JET is designed for people who have had diabetes for more than 6 months, have a basic knowledge of carbohydrates and are monitoring blood glucose levels at home. All participants will be asked to bring a blood glucose log (check blood glucose levels 3-4 times a day) and a written food log for at least one week prior to the program. 

What will the program look like?

If you meet the criteria above, you can expect to attend the JET Program with 8 other participants just like you.  Everyone attending the JET Program may bring a significant other.

Following a morning of individual and small group sessions, there will be a “working-lunch” where one of Joslin’s Registered Dieticians will address the practical application of healthy eating.  The afternoon will include interactive group sessions on key diabetes management principles with discussions geared to each participant’s needs. Sessions will address healthy eating, exercise/activity, blood glucose monitoring and goal setting. 

During the course of the day, each participant will also meet individually with a Nurse Practitioner for a medical history, physical exam and medication recommendations. 

What You Get From JET

You can expect to take away from the Jet Program:
• Recommendations from Joslin Diabetes specialists
• Realistic goals that you will set during the JET Program. 

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in the JET Program, call the Coordinator of Educational Services at (617) 309-2780.

Spend a day with Joslin to improve your Diabetes and Your Health.

JET Schedule

For more information and to register, contact  the Coordinator of Educational Services at (617) 309-2780.

Diabetes Classes

Page last updated: March 19, 2015