Diabetes Education & Support Groups

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is proud to offer An American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited and State certified diabetes education program. We can provide you or your family member with the latest in diabetes education.

The following are some of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Carbohydrate Counting.
  • Lab tests and their meaning.
  • Oral medications and insulin updates.
  • Label reading techniques.
  • Sick day management.
  • Weight loss techniques.
  • Heart healthy issues.
  • Foot care, eye care, kidney care and skin care.
  • Coping with diabetes.
  • Home blood sugar monitoring.
  • Blood sugar reactions.
  • Ongoing diabetes research.Our goal is to help you learn how to control this disease, live healthier, help prevent complications, and improve the quality of your life.
  • Pre-Diabetes education and support is also available.


Julie Richey, RD, CDE
Jaime Ziemba, RN
RD = Registered Dietitian
CDE = Certified Diabetic Educator


Insurance companies are recognizing the importance of Diabetes Education to help prevent long-term complications. Medicare and most insurance companies are covering most of the costs of diabetes education.

If you do not have insurance, please call to find alternative ways to receive diabetes education. We will be happy to assist you!

Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group
Our diabetes support group usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Exceptions to this date may occur if we have a special program or speaker. Please see our website Events Calendar or our local Advisor for class dates.  Please call (906) 341-3210 for more information.


Please visit our Community Links page on this website to find more diabetes related website information:


Classes are offered at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in the Education Conference Room.

Please call for an appointment or for more information at (906) 341-3210 or toll free at
1-888-460-8724 ext. 3210

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