Successful Living With Diabetes

Whether you’ve had type 2 diabetes for 2 days or 20 years, learn how to successfully manage your diabetes and live a healthy life!

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Program Features

  • 4-part series led by a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Behavioral Health expert
  • Virtual or in person format offered with free class materials (type 2 book, healthy eating tools and exercise equipment)
  • Group support from others living with type 2 diabetes
  • Problem-solving practice with real world diabetes challenges
  • 1-on-1 support from a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist after completing the class
  • Chance to win an air fryer with completion of all 4 classes!

Our class is approved by the American Diabetes Association 

Session 1 (2.5 hours)

  • What is diabetes
  • Checking blood sugar
  • What impacts blood sugar

Session 2 (2.5 hours)

  • Healthy eating
  • Carb counting

Session 3 (2 hours)

  • Physical activity
  • Preventing chronic complications
  • Diabetes medications

Session 4 (2 hours)

  • Diabetes distress
  • Healthy coping

Anyone with type 2 diabetes who wants to learn more about managing diabetes. You do not need to be a patient of our clinic or OHSU.

  • The cost is covered by most insurance plans with a referral from your doctor.

  • Location is virtual or in-person. Details for online access will be emailed after registration. In-person classes are held at our clinic located at 3270 SW Pavilion Loop, Portland, Oregon 97239.

Ask your doctor for a referral. After the referral is placed, our scheduling team will call you to pick a date and time. The program includes all 4 virtual sessions.

2024 Program Schedule

An individual orientation visit is required 1 week before the start of class. This 30-minute video or phone appointment will be scheduled when you register for the class (for both virtual and in person classes).

March Fridays- In Person

8th, 15th                 2:00PM – 4:30PM

22nd, 29th              2:00PM – 4:00PM

May Thursdays- Virtual

9th, 16th                 9:00AM – 11:30AM

23rd, 30th              9:00AM – 11:00AM

July Tuesdays- In Person

9th, 16th                 2:00PM – 4:30PM

23rd, 30th              2:00PM – 4:00PM

September Saturdays- Virtual

7th, 14th                 10:00AM – 12:30PM

21st, 28th              10:00AM – 12:00PM

November Mondays- In Person

4th, 11th                 9:00AM – 11:30AM

18th, 25th              9:00AM – 11:30AM



Sheila Visvanathan, MS, RD