Aria-Jefferson Health


Diabetes Programs

Comprehensive Services to Treat a Prevalent Metabolic Condition

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
The Aria Health Diabetes Self-Management Program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education. Our 10-hour program will teach you the importance of proper nutrition, exercise and controlling your blood sugar to minimize complications. A physician referral and pre-registration is required. 

Individual Diabetes Counseling
Individual appointments regarding blood sugar monitoring, insulin injection instruction, medication and gestational diabetes can be addressed with a Registered Nurse certified in diabetes education. Concerns such as meal planning, weight control, and dietary information can be arranged with a Registered Dietitian.

Follow-Up Classes
After completion of the Diabetes Program, participants are encouraged to attend a follow-up session. This program reviews your progress, diabetes management skills, and the nutritional aspects of diabetes and heart health. These classes are offered several times each year.

Diabetes Exercise Program
This is a supervised program that helps persons with diabetes manage their blood sugars. Pre and post exercise blood sugar levels are taken along with heart rate and blood pressures. Participants of the Education Program will receive a free three-month membership for the Diabetes Exercise program upon completion of the Education Program. Memberships are available to continue. This program is available at all three Aria Health Wellness Centers.

FREE Diabetes Support Groups

Adult Day Support Group

Dates: Call for schedule
Place: Frankford
  Room #3801, 3rd floor
  4900 Frankford Avenue

Adult Evening Support Group

Dates: Call for schedule
  Torresdale, Conference Room #1
  1st floor, 10800 Knights Road

For more information or to register for any of our
community programs, please call 1-877-808-ARIA
(unless otherwise indicated by program listing).