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1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(202) 331-8303(202) 331-8303

Por Tu Familia is a culturally specific program with 8 modules that are created for people in the Hispanic/Latino community with diabetes, those at risk for developing diabetes, and those wanting to learn more about the link between diabetes. The program is designed to increase awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and its complications and to provide easy to implement techniques for improving overall health. If you are interested in this program please contact 202-331-8303 x 4540.

1120 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Contact:
Member Services

AmeriHealth Caritas DC, a health insurer and District of Columbia Managed Care Organization (MCO), offers a full range of services for the DC Healthy Families Medicaid program and the DC Healthcare Alliance. AmeriHealth Caritas DC offers diabetes prevention and support to its health plan members living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes. For more information, plan members should contact their health care provider or learn more at the AmeriHealth Caritas DC online Diabetes Care Center: click here to visit the Diabetes Care Center website. Members may also participate in health and wellness classes–including exercise, fitness, care coaching, healthy cooking–offered at the AmeriHealth Caritas DC Member Wellness Center, at 2027 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington DC, 20020. For questions, call the Member Wellness Center at 1-202-408-3989.

4900 Puerto Rico Avenue Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20017

There is a powerful connection between food and wellness, and poor diets are more likely in low income households. Unfortunately, 70 percent of households served by the food bank reported “purchasing inexpensive, unhealthy” food as the common coping strategy to hunger. Accordingly, 48 percent of households served by the CAFB have a family member with high blood pressure, and 22 percent of households served have a family member with diabetes.

The Capital Area Food Bank is committed to providing good, healthy food that contributes to wellness. The Food Bank Network as a tool for DC residents to find free and reduced price social services in their area, including access to the Food Bank’s network of food assistance partners.

111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
(202) 476-3440(202) 476-3440

Children’s National Health System holds Diabetes Self-Management Education courses for children and young adults up to the age of 22, who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Please call (202) 476-3440 for information and to register for Children’s National Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Contact:
Laura Benzel

Delmarva Foundation offers free Diabetes Self-Management Education workshops in various locations throughout the District of Columbia. Courses are held once a week for six weeks and funded by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Delmarva is a licensed provider of the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) and the University of Chicago at Illinois Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP), both evidence-based programs. Please call Laura Benzel at (410) 872-9671 or email benzell@delmarvafoundation.org for information on hosting a workshop or to register for a workshop.

1832 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, which is heaquartered in the District, provides free medical alert ID necklaces, diabetes self-management diaries and educational literature upon request, and publishes the Diabetes Wellness Letter. Click here to learn how to request a free diabetes ID necklace.

3861 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20020
(202) 575-0578(202) 575-0578

Flexcare Diabetes and Wellness Center is located in Ward 7 and focuses on managing patients with Diabetes. The program teaches the 7 behavioral goals of Diabetes Self Management which include healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medications, problem solving, health coping and reducing risks. Also the program partners with local providers, patients, and community health advocacy groups to improve outcomes for patients with Diabetes in Washington DC. For more information and class dates, please contact us at 202-575-0578

This program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators

2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Contact:
Medical Faculty Associates at George Washington University
(202) 741-2342(202) 741-2342

Diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Comprehensive education provided by Certified Diabetes Educators to adults with Type 1, Type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes. Additional services offered for insulin training, insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring and an insulin pump therapy support group.

2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
(202) 741-3333(202) 741-3333

This program has been approved by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. In order to self-manage diabetes effectively it is important to engage in diabetes self-management education – nutrition management, physical activity, medications, glucose monitoring, and psychosocial issues. Diabetes education will assist you in the successful self-management of your diabetes. Diabetes self-management education is a critical element of care for all people with diabetes and is necessary in order to improve patient outcomes.

4660 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW, Suite A3, Washington, DC 20032

Healing Our Village offers group and individual Diabetes Self-Management Education courses. Lunch is provided at all Healing Our Village Diabetes Self-Management Education sessions.

The first course is free and open to the public, and is held at Myer’s Clinical Care, located at 4660 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW, Suite A3, on the 4th Saturday of each month. Please call (202) 601-7434 for information and to register for the courses held at Myer’s Clinical Care.

The other course is held at Trusted Health Plan’s Health and Wellness Outreach Center, located at 3732 Minnesota Avenue, NE, for Trusted Health Plan members only. Trusted Health Plan’s courses are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please call (202) 821-1072 for more information and to register for Trusted Health Plan’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Go to the listing for this class:  Healing Our Village at Trusted Health Plan

This program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators

3732 Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019

Healing Our Village offers group and individual Diabetes Self-Management Education courses. This course is held at Trusted Health Plan’s Health and Wellness Outreach Center, located at 3732 Minnesota Avenue, NE, for Trusted Health Plan members only. Trusted Health Plan’s courses are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please call (202) 821-1072 for more information and to register for Trusted Health Plan’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Lunch is provided at all Healing Our Village Diabetes Self-Management Education sessions.

The other course is free and open to the public and held at Myer’s Clinical Care, located at 4660 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SW, Suite A3, on the 4th Saturday of each month. Please call (202) 601-7434 for information and to register for the courses held at Myer’s Clinical Care. See the listing here: Healing Our Village at Myer’s Clinical Care

1310 Southern Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20032
Contact:
Healing Our Village
(301) 577-1755(301) 577-1755

This diabetes education program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

2041 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059
Contact:
Janice Harris

Howard University Hospital offers individual and group Diabetes Self-Management Education courses for people who have Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. Please call Janice Harris at (202) 865-3350 for more information or to register for Howard University Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

The hospital also offers a Diabetes support group on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm. The support group meets at Howard University Hospital 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Room 308. Please call Virginia Gerald at (301) 572-7537 for information and to register for Howard University Hospital’s Diabetes support group.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

1100 Varnum Street NE, Suite110, Washington, District of Columbia 20011
Contact:
Andrea Troutner
(202) 854-7128(202) 854-7128

Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Providence Hospital, offers Diabetes Education Self-Management courses and Diabetes Prevention Program courses. There are three options available for persons interested in enrolling in Joslin Diabetes Center’s courses: Diabetes Today is a three session, comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education course. Diabetes Short is a one-time, hour long Diabetes Self-Management Education course. Diabetes Update is a one time, two-hour long, comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Course.  Joslin Diabetes Center also offers Diabetes Prevention Program courses, personal 1-on-1 education, and a Diabetes support group. All Joslin Diabetes Center Diabetes Self-Management Education courses are held at 1100 Varnum Street, NE, DePaul Professional Building, Suite 110. Please call Andrea C. Troutner at (202) 854-7128 for more information and to register for Joslin Diabetes Center’s Diabetes Programs.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

2831 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
(202) 448-4853(202) 448-4853

La Clínica del Pueblo offers Spanish- and English-language group and individual Diabetes Self-Management Education courses for their patients, only. Please call (202) 448-4853 for information and to register for La Clinica Del Pueblo’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

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2333 Ontario Road NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
(202) 483-8196(202) 483-8196

Mary’s Center offers Diabetes education courses for patients only. Please call (202) 483-8196 for information and to register for Diabetes education courses.

110 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Contact:
Clayton Bourges

MedStar Diabetes Institute offers Diabetes Prevention Program courses. Please call Clayton Bourges at (202) 877-5403 or email Clayton.J.Bourges@medstar.net for information or to register for the Diabetes Prevention Program.

This program is recognized by the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)
This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

901 D Street Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20024
888-404-3549888-404-3549

MedStar Family Choice is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) serving the District of Columbia. In the District, they provide services to individuals eligible for the DC Healthy Families Program and the DC Healthcare Alliance Program.  MedStar Family Choice offers diabetes prevention and education to its health plan members living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes. Disease Management is available to members who need help managing chronic diseases, including diabetes. The Disease Management service is provided by nurses and social workers who work closely with members and their doctors. They contact members by telephone and help members to understand their diabetes and to get the testing and care they need. They work closely with members to help them learn how to manage their diabetes. To learn more about the Disease Management service, MedStar Family Choice members should call 855-210-6203 or click here to visit the website.

 

3800 Reservoir Road NW, 6th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Contact:
Jenny Drenkard
(202) 444-5528(202) 444-5528

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers group Diabetes Self-Management Education courses and individual Diabetes education sessions. Both require a doctor’s referral and insurance. The three session Diabetes Self-Management Education courses are held on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Persons interested in participating in individual sessions with a nurse and dietician must call to make an appointment, after receiving a doctor’s referral. Classes are held at 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, 6th floor. Please call Jenny Drenkard at (202) 444-5528 for information and to register for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

MedStar Georgetown University’s Diabetes Prevention Program courses cost $25 and are open to the public. Classes are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, 6th floor. Please call Jenny Drenkard at (202) 444-5528 for information and to register for MedStar Georgetown University’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

110 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Contact:
Claudia Morrison
(202) 877-0333(202) 877-0333

MedStar Washington Hospital Center offers individual Diabetes education consultations and group Diabetes Self-Management Education courses. Both require a doctor’s referral and insurance. Group courses are held on the 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Individual 1-hour consultations with a Certified Diabetes Educator are available by appointment only. Classes are held at 110 Irving Street, NW. Please call Claudia Morrison at (202) 877-0333 for more information and to register for MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

5100 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20016
Contact:
Rose Saltalamacchia
(202) 527-7314(202) 527-7314

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) offers a free cooking class series through its Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative. The goal of the Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative program is to empower people who have diabetes and those concerned about developing diabetes, along with their friends and family members with new information and skills. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, health-promoting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy and affordable recipes. Learn more at their website here or send an email to Rose Saltalamacchia

128 M Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

In addition to diabetes education, Perry Family Health Center offers a full range of quality primary care and other services for all ages. Provides free on-site Medicaid and medication application assistance. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurance plans, and a sliding fee scale. Office hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

1094-1140 Varnum Street Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20017

Providence‘s Wellness Institute is committed to providing quality occupational health services for area employers and health and wellness services to the Washington metropolitan area. The Wellness Institute offers a full calendar of fitness classes, health screenings, lectures and a number of health and wellness programs.

The Institute’s Occupational Health staff supports area organizations’ human resources departments with pre-employment screenings, annual screenings and workers’ injury assessment and treatment. The Health & Wellness Promotion team is available to bring screenings, vaccines, educational lectures and programs directly to local organizations for health fair events and other health and wellness related services.

For more information on Providence’s Wellness Institute Occupational Health Services, contact Latoya Abbott at (202) 854-7390 or send her an email

For more information on the Wellness Institute’s Health and Wellness Services, contact Claudia Bennett at (202)-854-7786 or send her an email

5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Sibley Memorial Hospital offers a number of Diabetes Education Programs. The Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is a two-hour long, weekly session that meets for three weeks. Participants must be referred by a physician to attend and once enrolled, must attend all three sessions. The Outpatient Diabetes Education Program also offers a weekly program for women with Gestational Diabetes. Sibley Memorial Hospital also offers a Diabetes support group that meets quarterly, and is open to the public. Please call (202) 537-4145 or email diabetes@jhmi.org for more information and to register for Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education Programs.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

1618 Monroe St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
(202) 939-2400(202) 939-2400

Spanish Catholic Center offers a Spanish-language group Diabetes Self-Education Management Program and individual English-language sessions. Please call (202) 939-2400 for information and to register for Spanish Catholic Center’s Diabetes Self-Education Management Program.

1100 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
Contact:
Member Services

Trusted Health Plan (THP) is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) serving the District of Columbia. In the District, they provide services to individuals eligible for the DC Healthy Families Program and the DC Healthcare Alliance Program.  THP has a Diabetes Disease Management Program. All THP enrollees aged 18+ with a primary or secondary diagnosis of Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes (with the exception of Gestational Diabetes) is eligible to receive the benefits of this program.  All eligible enrollees will undergo a Diabetes Health Risk assessment and receive education and services customized to their severity of illness.
Benefits of this program include:

  • Disease Management Staff Outreach
  • Educational Materials
  • Educational Seminars and Services at the THP Health and Wellness Outreach Center
  • Medication and Preventative Health Monitoring
  • Case Management Services and primary care outreach and care coordination are also available to High Risk enrollees

Click here to learn more about the Diabetes Disease Management Services  (scroll down the page to find Disease Management)

1310 Southern Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20032
Contact:
Diabetes Education Program
202-574-6648202-574-6648

Contact the Diabetes Education Program, located at the hospital professional medical services area in Room G073, by phone at 202-574-6648.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

3720 MLK Jr. Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20032
Contact:
Patient Scheduling Center
(202) 279-1800(202) 279-1800

Diabetes self-management education is offered by a RN, CDE in a one-on-one setting. Appointments can be made by calling the Patient Scheduling Center at 202-469-4699.

425 2nd Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Contact:
Patient Scheduling Center
(202) 508-0500(202) 508-0500

Diabetes self-management education is offered by a RN, CDE in a one-on-one setting. Appointments can be made by calling the Patient Scheduling Center at 202-469-4699.

3020 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Contact:
Patient Scheduling Center
(202) 745-4300(202) 745-4300

Diabetes self-management education is offered by a RN, CDE in a one-on-one setting. Appointments can be made by calling the Patient Scheduling Center at 202-469-4699.

50 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20310
Contact:
Dr. Helen Sheriff

The LIVe program was created to help Veterans take charge of their diabetes and their life. The LIVe program 8 to 12 weeks of individualized instruction and counseling to Diabetic Veterans who join the program. The skills taught are designed to get participants on the road to better health. Veterans with Diabetes who:

  • Are interested in losing weight
  • Want to improve their endurance
  • Want to have better control of their diabetes

are invited to join the LIVe program.

Ta find out more or to enroll in the program, veterans should call the LIVe coordinator Dr. Helen Sheriff at 202-745-8000 Extension LIVE (5483)

50 Irving Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20422

The VA Medical Center provides care to veterans residing in Washington DC Metro Area, including diabetes programs. Please call the Center to ask about diabetes education services for veterans or visit the Washington DC VA Medical Center Virtual Diabetes Center at http://www.washingtondc.va.gov/Diabetes for information and resources. The VA Diabetes Education Center offers daily classes. Veterans meet with experienced and certified diabetes educators. Classes cover the basics about

  • what is diabetes including symptoms of low and high sugars, complications of diabetes
  • glucometer training: how to test your blood sugar
  • sick day rules
1842 Calvert Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
(202) 483-5800(202) 483-5800

Services and activities under Vida’s Health & Wellness Program aim to put seniors on the path to healthier living, healthy food choices, chronic disease management and appropriate fitness activities to help seniors to continue to live independently in the community where they can age in place and avoid costly, long-term care institutions. The Diabetes Self-Management workshop is given 2 hours once a week for six weeks. Vida offers services in English and Spanish.

Vida Senior Centers are licensed providers of Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP), Steps to Healthier Living.

1525 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
(202) 745-7000(202) 745-7000

Whitman-Walker Health offers Diabetes Self-Management Education courses for its patients only. Please call (202) 745-7000 for information on Diabetes Self-Management Education courses offered by Whitman Walker Health.

This is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Education Program

1325 W Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
(202) 862-9622 x3171(202) 862-9622 x3171

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program helps change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help maintain progress. The YDPP reduces your diabetes risk and gives you tools for healthy living.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program

1711 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(202) 862-9622 x3171(202) 862-9622 x3171

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program helps change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help maintain progress. The YDPP reduces your diabetes risk and gives you tools for healthy living.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program

1112 16th St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Contact:
Irmina Ulysse

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington offers a 16-week classroom based Diabetes Prevention Program. After completing the 16-week course, participants meet once per month for additional support and help maintaining progress. Please call Irmina Ulysse at (202) 862-9622 for information and to register for YMCA of Greater Washington’s Diabetes Prevention Program or visit their website at http://www.ymcadc.org for a registration brochure.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program

620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064
(202) 862-9622 x3171(202) 862-9622 x3171

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program helps change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. After the initial 16 core sessions, participants meet monthly for added support to help maintain progress. The YDPP reduces your diabetes risk and gives you tools for healthy living.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program

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