Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that requires many,and often difficult, lifestyle changes. The Diabetes Education Staff at UP Health System - Marquette are here to help. Our program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Our multi-disciplinary team of educators is experienced in diabetes management.
 Diabetes Ed

Our Diabetes Education Staff can provide you with the tools you will need to self-manage your diabetes. We will assess your current needs and goals to develop an individualized education/treatment plan that will help you to succeed. We offer a variety of learning opportunities from one-on-one education to group classes.


Our main office is inside UP Health System - Marquette but we also offer individual education and group classes in Escanaba and various locations in Marquette County.
Contact us today for an appointment at 906-225-3221 or 1-800-562-9753 ext. 3221.

 Conversation Maps

All of our group classes utilize conversation maps.  The classes will teach you in depth about diabetes and the tools to manage diabetes.  Once you have completed your initial assessment you have the option of scheduling classes.

During class you will have the opportunity to ask questions, and gain knowledge from others sharing the same experience.
You will receive a packet of information to take home with you.

Classes are offered monthly, call 906-225-3221 for more information.

Your First Diabetes Appointment

Your first scheduled appointment with the diabetes educator will last approximately an hour. This is an individual session and you are welcome to bring along a support person. During this visit the educator will go over your health history and answer any questions you have about diabetes. The educator will work with you on setting reachable goals.

Depending on your needs, this may be your only appointment with us or you may choose to come back for follow-up education, or attend one of our group classes.

Your 1st visit includes:

* Self Assessment Form 

* Blood sugar meter and instruction

* Teaching

We are located on the Ground Floor of the East Wing, near the cafeteria.

Our appointment hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm.

To set up an appointment call us at 906-225-3221.

your first appointment