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Diabetes Education Classes

Methodist helps you to take control of your diabetes through classes led by nurse practitioners, pharmacists and dietitians at the following locations:


Methodist South

Diabetes Education Program

Fridays at Noon - 1:00 pm for 5 weeks
Methodist South Hospital
Free of Charge; registration required
Contact Annette Caple at (901) 516-3774 or (901)418-0278
— As a part of this free, five-week clinic, our specialized team of nurse practitioners, pharmacists ad dietitians will proves blood pressure checks, weight monitoring, nutrition counseling, education, resource referrals, support, and consultations.

Methodist Germantown

Diabetes Classes

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, classes may be covered by your insurance. Methodist Germantown's diabetes services have received national recognition from the American Diabetes Association. Our diabetes coordinators can also meet with you one-on-one to discuss your diet and insulin medication.

Gestational Diabetes Class *

Tuesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Annex
(Across Poplar Ave. from the hospital)
Registration and payment required.
Call (901) 516-9000.
— Expectant mothers receive glucose-meter training, meal planning and a gestational diabetes management plan in this three-hour class.

One-on-One Diabetes Education
- Insulin Training *

Individual appointments available. Payment required. Call Kristy Merritt at (901) 516-6616
— This is a one-on-one educational session for insulin administration only. The training session lasts between 30 minutes and an hour.

Diabetes Education Class *

Thursdays | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Two sessions available)
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Annex
(Across Poplar Ave. from the hospital)
Registration and payment required. Call 901-516-9000
— Following recommendations from the American Diabetes Association, this customized teaching plan covers meal planning, monitoring, medication and exercise. Patients meet individually with our staff to determine educational goals and the teaching plan. After attending classes, patients again meet individually with a diabetes coordinator for follow-up. The program may be completed in 1-12 months.

Insurance Coverage for Classes: For classes that require payment, most insurance plans cover the cost of diabetes education at the request of your physician. Check with your insurance company to find out if your plan covers classes.
If yes, ask your doctor to complete the diabetes class referral form (PDF) and fax it to (901) 516-4900.

A service of the Diabetes Wellness & Prevention Center


Care Coordination Services: 901.758.7888
Schedule a Diabetes Education Appointment: 901.516.9000
Request more information:

3 Diabetes Peer Support Groups:

All part of the Congregational Health Network


Methodist South Medical Office Complex
1251 Wesley Drive, Ste. 151
Memphis, TN 38116


MON, TUE, & THUR: 1pm-5pm
FRI: 8am-5pm