Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program

NYU Diabetes Education Program staff. The NYU Langone Medical Center Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program offers high quality education and self-care skills that will empower you to better manage your diabetes. We are accredited by the American Diabetes Association and offer the following services:

  • Home glucose monitoring instruction
  • Weight management and nutrition
  • Lifestyle and behavior modification
  • Pre-diabetes counseling
  • Problem solving skills
  • Insulin injection skills
  • Insulin pump training
  • Continued Glucose monitoring systems (CGMS)
  • Diabetes counseling during pregnancy
  • Please contact us at (212) 263-8206 today to set up your appointment.


    Insurance Coverage and Participation

    We accept most insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid insurance plans. The New York State Diabetes Insurance Mandate requires that health insurance policies reimburse for diabetes self-management education. Because health insurance policies differ, please check with your insurance provider on the specifics of your plan's coverage. Medicare offers two separate benefits for the education of people with diabetes. The Diabetes Self-Management Education benefit and Medical Nutrition Therapy benefit.


    Support Groups

    We offer a free Diabetes Support Group to help deal with the range of feelings associated with living with diabetes and empower them to successfully manage the disease through knowledge and interaction with others. Please contact us at 212-263-8206 for our upcoming schedule.



    Our Center’s staff takes a personal approach to helping you improve your quality of life through better diabetes self-management. The staff includes a registered nurse and registered dietitian certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Our educators are specialized in the care and education for people with diabetes and will assist you through every phase of the education process. Our program assistant will help you with the registration and billing processes as well as answer any questions you may have regarding the program.

    Sunhi Shin, RN, MA, CDE, CPT, 
    Program Coordinator/ Nurse Educator

    Janice James, MS, RD, CDN, CDE
    Registered Dietician

    Jasmine Knox, Program Assistant


    NYULMC Diabetes Education and Self-management Program
    317 E. 34th St, 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10016 (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
    Tel: 212-263-8206
    Fax: 212-263-8584



    What is Diabetes Self-Management and Education?
    Diabetes self-management training is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The intervention aims to achieve optimal health status, better quality of life and reduce the need for costly healthcare.


    What are the benefits/advantages of taking diabetes education classes?
    Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires you to make multiple decisions throughout the day to successfully manage blood sugars and prevent diabetes related health problems. These decisions include what to eat, when to eat, when to take medicine, how to check blood sugar, what to do for high or low sugars, and how to take care of your feet. Diabetes education classes are the best way for you to learn the answers to these questions. Proper education can lower a person's A1C (blood sugar average), and prevent emergencies like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

    Do I still need diabetes education if I see my doctor regularly?
    It's a good idea to see a diabetes educator to be sure you are on track with your diabetes care. The educator works together with your physician to ensure you have the skills and knowledge required to manage diabetes. As a result of research and technology innovations, you may benefit from seeing an educator to learn the latest about nutrition guidelines, new glucometers, new medications, or improved insulin delivery devices.