Diabetes Control

Diabetes Empowerment Group

Locations: Detroit Northwest (Detroit), Fairlane (Dearborn), Novi and Sterling Heights 
(800) 277-2740 or (313) 874-7495   

Whether you’ve had diabetes for years or have been diagnosed recently, these informative and relaxed meetings offer support for managing the condition. Patients and their families can learn more about diabetes, share experiences, exchange healthy recipes and become part of a network with others facing many of the same issues. Health care professionals are available to offer encouragement and guidance. Empowerment groups are free of charge and located throughout the metropolitan Detroit area with monthly meeting times..

Henry Ford Diabetes Education Center - Springport Road

Location: Jackson
(517) 205-2100 

Education and support for adults, teens and children living with diabetes to assist them in incorporating diabetes management into daily life.  A physician referral is required for all programs.  

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (DSME): A 10-hour program with classroom group-learning sessions focused on daily self-management of diabetes.  One-on-one sessions available with specific referral from provider.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Program (MNT): A private session with a registered dietitian to develop a personal meal plan based on food preferences and lifestyle, as well as follow-up visits to help meet food plan goals.

Henry Ford Diabetes Care Connection Services

(800) 277-2740 or (313) 874-7495

Whether you are new to diabetes, or have had diabetes for years, there is a solution to fit your needs. Good control of diabetes can reduce your risk of serious health problems including heart disease and stroke. 

  • WORK with a nurse or dietitian who is specially trained in diabetes.
  • LEARN what you can do to manage your diabetes well. 
  • BUILD a plan just for you that meets your needs.
  • SEE how your food choices impact your diabetes.
  • DEVELOP a meal plan based on your food choices.  

These services are covered by most insurance plans. Ask your insurance company about coverage and deductibles for the service(s).

Henry Ford Diabetes Prevention Program

(313) 876-8300

This Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-recognized lifestyle change program is proven to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and improve your health. This year-long program includes 16 weekly classes followed by monthly classes led by a specially trained lifestyle coach to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals and keep you motivated. The coach will also facilitate discussions and keep the program fun and engaging. Find support from a group of people with similar goals and challenges, and work together to overcome obstacles and celebrate successes.

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital - Diabetes Self-Management Education Program- Wyandotte

(734) 287-9885 or (734) 246-9601

Individuals with diabetes learn about the disease, its complications, medications, diet and exercise.  Physician referral is required. Cost may be covered by health insurance.

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