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Patient Education

Patient self-management is the foundation of Joslin’s patient education.

Exportable Education Programs

We take a "Train the trainer" approach for our patient education programs and provide all materials necessary for your organization to implement Joslin’s classes:

  • Just A Start for DiabetesTM: a two-hour diabetes overview program designed to instruct and motivate patients on how to care for their diabetes. Appropriate for all adults with diabetes and their family members and support persons, it is especially effective for persons with type 2 diabetes.

  • Steps To Success with DiabetesTM: a ten-hour comprehensive program for adults with type 2 diabetes who are in fair or poor glycemic control, who are able to perform blood glucose self-monitoring, and who have a minimum of one-year’s experience with diabetes.

Online Training

Joslin can provide your organization with a customized, co-branded Interactive Learning Center, which provides concise, self-paced online courses for patients. To view Joslin’s Interactive Learning Center, click on the appropriate link.

Corporate Education for Employees

Joslin offers employee education to companies:

  • In diabetes-related industries

  • Who are looking to improve the health of their workers with diabetes


Joslin offers a variety of publications, educational materials and web content for people with diabetes and for professionals that can be customized or co branded for your company or institution.

Contact Information

Questions related to these activities should be directed to

Joslin’s Professional Education Department
by phone
(888) 567-5460
or by email at

Page last updated: September 19, 2019