Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes Education Program

The region's premier resource for diabetes education  


The Swedish Diabetes Education Program, which is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, offers educational resources, consultations and classes to help you successfully manage your diabetes and reduce complications. 


Expert team

We have a comprehensive team of specialists trained to help people with diabetes maintain better health throughout their lifetime. This includes certified diabetes educators, registered dietitian nutritionists, endocrinologists, exercise physiologist and psychosocial counselor. Together, they have a combined experience of more than 175 years helping people manage their diabetes.  


Take control of your Diabetes

Continual education is essential to maintaining good health. Our certified diabetes educators work with you and your doctor to create an individualized comprehensive education program. At the Swedish Diabetes Education Program, we:


  • Teach a variety of self-management skills

  • Provide the latest information on medication management, insulin-injection techniques, meal planning, exercise and dealing with stress

  • Help you manage all types of diabetes, including gestational diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy

In addition to individual instruction in diabetes self-management, the Swedish Diabetes Education Program offers a variety of classes in Seattle, the Eastside and Edmonds. All classes are taught in English; interpreters are available for individual sessions. 


Appointments & Referrals

Make an appointment
In Seattle and Issaquah, call 206-215-2440
In Edmonds, call 425-640-4395

For physicians:

Print out the following referral forms (PDF) and fax to: 206-215-2457 for Seattle/Issaquah or 425-640-4854 for Edmonds.
Patient Referral Form 
Medical Nutrition Therapy Referral Form

Class Schedules

Seattle and Issaquah Classes 

Edmonds Diabetes Classes

Edmonds Pre-Diabetes Classes




Print our Diabetes Program brochure.

Print our Gestational Diabetes brochure.