Temple Diabetes Program

Real World Diabetes Program

Take charge of your diabetes with Temple’s Real World Diabetes Program. Our education classes will help inspire you to make healthy lifestyle choices and get control of your diabetes.

The Real World Diabetes Program will teach you about your disease in a way that is easy to understand. Before the program begins, you will meet one-on-one with a Temple Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator. She will ask you about your medical history and make sure you are signed up for the classes you need.   
Call the Temple Diabetes Program today at 215-926-3780 and take control of your health.

What Will I Learn?

The Real World Diabetes Program is a series of four classes that last between 1 ½ to 2 hours each. The classes cover topics such as diet, exercise and managing diabetes.
  1. Starting Line:
    The first step to managing your diabetes is understanding what it is and what causes it. This class will explain all of this in an easy to understand way.
  2. What’s Cooking:
    We’ll help you develop a diet that may work for you by showing you how to read food labels, count carbohydrates, and control your portion sizes.
  3. Dining with Diabetes:
    We’ll build on the food knowledge you’ve already developed and help you improve your meal plan and address the challenges of eating out and consuming alcohol.
  4. My Life on the Go:
    Leading an active life is a crucial part of managing diabetes. This class will show you how to get up and get moving. 

What Are Classes Like?

We keep classes small and include a lot of “hands-on” activities so you can easily understand what you’re learning. There are no tests and no pressure, but we encourage you to ask questions and take notes. Often, participants find they learn as much from their classmates as they do from their teachers.


Who Teaches the Classes?

Each class is taught by a Temple Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator. Visit our team page to learn more about our educators.


When and Where Are Classes Held?

You can choose day or evening Diabetes education classes at several convenient locations.

Temple University Hospital
3401 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Tuesday mornings and afternoons

Temple University Hospital – Northeastern Campus
2301 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Wednesday mornings and afternoons

Temple University Hospital – Episcopal Campus

100 E. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Thursday morning Spanish classes

Jeanes Hospital
7600 Central Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Wednesday evenings


Call the Temple Diabetes Program today at 215-926-3780 and take control of your health.

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