The Free Clinics offers an intensive Diabetes Education Program, specially focused upon living well with diabetes for low-income, uninsured persons. Cooking classes are “hands on” and focus on affordable foods, including how to cook healthfully with foods obtained from food pantries. Medication classes discuss how to obtain low-cost medications as well as the importance of taking one’s medications.
Personalized Diabetes Education classes follow the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ 7 Self-Care Behaviors framework. Classes are taught by experts such as a pharmacist, registered dietitian, or diabetes educator.