Erie Diabetes Institute

Sharing Knowledge for a Better Future

Taking Care of People with Diabetes for over 35 Years!

Erie Diabetes Institute is committed to providing excellence in Diabetes education by using a team approach to deliver a continuum of services focused on the components of Diabetes Self-Care & Management. Let our knowledge and certified caring staff help you take better care of your Diabetes. Here at the Erie Diabetes Institute, we will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to manage your Diabetes & Stay Healthy!

Your Diabetes Care Team consists of a Registered Nurse, and a Registered Dietitian who have earned the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credentials. CDEs are experts in providing education in diabetes self-management.

Classes Available

Diabetes Review Class

What you will Learn:

  • How Diabetes affects your body
  • The Difference between Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Different treatment options for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • What your blood glucose levels should be when you self-check
  • How to achieve the recommended levels
  • How to keep blood glucose in control
  • Much More

Gestational Diabetes

What you will Learn:

  • Risk factors for developing GDM
  • How blood glucose affects your pregnancy
  • How to monitor levels
  • Learn where your sugar levels should be
  • About insulin injections and how to give injections
  • Signs & Symptoms of low & High blood glucose levels & How to Treat
  • Much More

Comprehensive Diabetes Class

What you will Learn:

  • How to Monitor & Manage blood glucose levels
  • Long-term complications of Diabetes & preventative measures
  • What to do when sick to keep levels under control
  • Different types of medications used and what's right for you
  • Different macronutrients and how each will affect your glucose levels
  • Much More

Carbohydrate Counting

What you will Learn:
(For Meal Planning & Insulin Pump Therapy)

  • Carbohydrate containing foods
  • Methods for determining portion sizes
  • To read food labels and calculate carbohydrates per serving
  • Much more


Insulin Pump Therapy Call for More Information.

Advanced Pumping

Insulin Pump Therapy Call for More Information.

Medical Nutritional Therapy

One on One Counseling with a Registered Dietitian

  • Weight Management
  • Insulin Resistance (Pre-Diabetes)
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)
  • GI Disorders
  • IBS, Crohn's, Celiac, Gastroparesis
  • Food Allergies
  • Diabetes

Your Diabetes Care Team

How can Your Diabetes Care Team Help You?

Your Diabetes Care Team can help you improve your quality of life and reduce risks of complications by assisting you in developing healthy behaviors in the following areas:

  • Monitoring Blood Glucose
  • Using Diabetes Medications Safely and Effectively
  • Problem Solving with Self-management Diabetes
  • Reducing Risks of Complications
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Coping Strategies

When Should your See Your Diabetes Care Team?

It is helpful to see your care team when you are:

  • Trying to prevent diabetes
  • Newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • Having problems managing your blood glucose with your target range
  • Seeing support in following your meal plan
  • Trying to lose or gain weight
  • Have questions on diabetes or self-care
  • Seeking ongoing diabetes self-management