Diabetes Prevention & Education Center

Patients and members of the community are offered self-management support through a variety of educational sessions at our Diabetes and Family & Community Medicine Physician Offices, at Abrams Public Health Center. At the center you’ll find a large demonstration kitchen, a classroom and a fitness assessment facility. Our complementary programs – from diabetes support groups to classes about healthy food choices and cooking demonstrations – are offered daily and provided in both English and Spanish. Programming is provided from Banner – University Medical Center and affiliated community partners.

We partner with several University of Arizona College of Medicine departments as well as community organizations to bring you these programs, including:

View our events calendar : English / Spanish

Program Catalog

  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group: Meets on the third Wednesday of every month
  • Diabetes Support Group: Meets on the second Wednesday of every month
  • Cooking Demonstrations: Use all your senses while learning tips and food facts that you can put to use at home. Join us twice a month for new recipes:
  • First Wednesday of the month
  • Third Wednesday of the month
  • Diabetes 101: Newly diagnosed with diabetes or just have questions about it? Come and get your questions answered a doctor who specializes in diabetes. Learn the basics of diabetes and ways to manage it.
  • Can I Prevent Diabetes? Find out ways to lower your risk of developing diabetes. If you have a family history of diabetes or are concerned about developing it, then join us and learn ways to reduce your risk.
  • Intensive Insulin Therapy: Multiple Daily Injections: Find out how the most powerful insulin management strategies and tools can help you better manage your diabetes.
  • Healthy Eating: A Nutrition Basics Series: Get the basics to put you on the right track to health
  • Basic Carbohydrate Counting: Learn how to effectively count how many carbohydrates you consume to better manage your blood sugar levels.
  • Ask a Pharmacist: Do you have questions about your medications? Meet with a pharmacist and get your questions answered.

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Clases en Español

  • Terapia Intensiva De Insulina: Descubras cómo las más poderosas estrategias y herramientas de administración de insulina pueden ayudar a controlar mejor la diabetes
  • Diabetes 101 Controlaré mi diabetes: ¿Le acaban de diagnosticar que tiene diabetes o es solamente que quiere hacer algunas preguntas sobre la diabetes? Venga para que un doctor de la Clínica de  Diabetes le conteste sus preguntas. Obtenga conocimientos básicos sobre la diabetes y aprenda cómo manejarla.  

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