We highly recommend that you take this class first, before any other diabetes class in the Joslin curriculum. First Steps provides an introduction to all the other classes.
This 90-minute class is the foundation for the other classes in the series and is facilitated by a nurse educator.
You will complete a self-assessment questionnaire that will be used to develop a personal self-care education plan. Topics covered include:
- What diabetes is and how it affects the body
- How to care for diabetes
- Diabetes medications
- Prevention and treatment of complications
- How to handle high and low blood glucose
- Target goals for blood glucose
- What to do on a sick day
Page last updated: January 31, 2015