Find a Diabetes Education Program

The American Diabetes Association's recognized diabetes education program will help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive with diabetes. The program’s certified educators are ready to work with you to find practical solutions that fit your personal needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can refer me to a diabetes education program?
  • Your doctor that is managing your diabetes
When should I request a referral to a diabetes education program?
  1. At diagnosis or if you have never taken part in a diabetes education program
  2. Every year
  3. When it’s harder to manage diabetes, such as:
    • Changes in access to food or money
    • When there are emotional factors (e.g. stress or anxiety)
    • When new health issues arise
    • When starting a new medication (e.g. insulin or steroids)
  4. During changes in life, such as:
    • Change in living situation (e.g. divorce or death of a family member)
    • Getting new insurance coverage