Diabetes Education


Our diabetes education program promotes effective self-care among people with or at risk for diabetes.

Research has proven that education in diabetes and self-management skills help to develop a person’s confidence to live successfully with their disease. Cape Cod Healthcare offers a multidisciplinary approach to diabetes treatment, with an emphasis on education, diet, exercise and on-going self-management.

Our Staff

The Cape Cod Healthcare diabetes education team includes registered dietitian/certified diabetes educators and registered nurse/certified diabetes educators.


The American Diabetes Association recognizes the Cape Cod Healthcare education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self- Management Education.

Self Management Program 

Learning for Life, the Diabetes Education Program begins with a one-on-one visit with a Nurse Educator or Nutritionist so that we can place you in the educational sessions that will best meet your needs.

Group sessions are two hours in length and include:

  • DE 1 Class: Diabetes Overview and Standards of Care
  • DE 2 Class: Nutrition Guidelines and Exercise Guidelines & Goal Setting

The Self-management Program is also offered on an individual basis.

Specialized Services

Group and individual sessions are available with the registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator and registered nurse/certified diabetes educator. Services include:

  • Comprehensive assessment

  • Customized education

  • Blood glucose meter instruction

  • Insulin administration

  • Insulin pump therapy

  • Gestational diabetes program

  • Weight management

  • Carbohydrate counting

Medical Insurance

Most major insurance companies cover diabetes education. Please check with your insurance company before making an appointment.

Scheduling an Appointment 

Appointments and class registration is by physician referral. For information, please call 508-862-5898.

Appointments are available at these sites:

  • Falmouth Hospital
    Mecial Office Building
    90 Ter Heun Drive, Suite 302
  • Cape Cod Hospital
    Medical Building
    40 Quinlan Way, Suite 206
  • Fontaine Medical Center
    525 Long Pond Drive

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Cape Cod Hospital
27 Park Street
Hyannis MA 02601
Phone: 508-771-1800

Falmouth Hospital
100 Ter Heun Drive
Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: 508-548-5300