Diabetes Learning Center

The Diabetes Learning Center offers educational support, follow-up and guidance for people with diabetes and their families. This American Diabetes Association (ADA) certified program focuses on self-care management.

Our educational program empowers people with diabetes to develop a healthy lifestyle. The 10-hour program consists of three, three-hour classes and a one-hour private session with a registered dietitian and registered nurse to develop your personal assessment profile.

Group Topics Include:

  • Diabetes - Understanding the Disease
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Medication and Sick Day Management
  • Exercise, Foot Care and Skin Care
  • Recognizing Risk Factors
  • Preventing Complications
  • Eating Out and Travel
  • Carbohydrate Counting/Meal Planning with ADA Guidelines
  • Label Reading and Food Shopping
  • Coping with Diabetes
  • Community Resources

Benefit from…

  • A personal assessment
  • A program which gives you a knowledge base for day-to-day self-care management
  • Opportunities to talk with others who live with diabetes
  • Bringing a support person with you

Individual Instruction Is Available Covering:

  • Basic or intensive management
  • Pre-diabetes management
  • Insulin, Byetta or Symlin injection trainings
  • Self-blood glucose monitoring
  • Nutrition counseling to include carbohydrate counting and meal planning
  • Weight management
  • Gestational diabetes management

The Diabetes Learning Center team consists of a registered nurse and registered dietitian who are certified diabetes educators and medical staff support from a pharmacist and ophthalmologist.


First, register for classes at Brandywine hospital by calling Central Scheduling at 610-383-8760. Then check in at Outpatient Registration 30 minutes before your first appointment. Please have available:

  • Physician Referral: A physician referral is necessary to participate in either individual or group education and may be helpful for insurance reimbursement. Bring your physician referral with you — unless your managed-care insurance handles referrals electronically.
  • Insurance Information: Most insurance companies will pay all or part of this fee — please check with your insurance company. If you have any questions about insurance coverage or need to discuss payment options, contact our Financial Counseling Services at 610-466-4284 and 610-466-4032.

Each Class is a total of 10 hours: One hour pre-class appointment with the dietician and the nurse educator scheduled ahead of class and three 3-hour classes.

To Register, please contact: (610) 383-8760

For more information, please contact: (610) 383-8358