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Do you want to learn more about plant-based nutrition?

Diabetes Wellness Program

Do you or does someone you know have diabetes?

The Barnard Medical Center’s Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) series includes four two-hour interactive classes.

You will receive individualized and group self-management support to better manage your diabetes.

Classes taught by experts in plant-based nutrition will cover:

  • Diabetes disease process
  • Healthy eating and cooking
  • Exercise
  • Medications
  • Monitoring
  • Preventing, detecting, and treating short- and long-term complications
  • Goal setting and problem solving


  • Decrease risk and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Reduce complications of diabetes

Does my insurance cover this?

This program is covered by Medicare as a once-in-a-lifetime benefit as well as by many private insurance plans. We will provide you the information you need to verify coverage with your plan.

All participants must complete a diabetes questionnaire and an assessment prior to Class 1. Please call 202-527-7500 with any questions.

Monday Night Nutrition Classes

All Monday night classes are cancelled until further notice. Please call 202-527-7500 for more details.

As a Barnard Medical Center patient, you are offered the opportunity to join a highly supportive and interactive group class. The classes are led by registered dietitians and cover a variety of nutrition topics over a 12-week period. It is preferred that you register for the class series prior the first class, but open enrollment is provided. Friends and family members are also invited to attend these classes with you.

To register, please call the Barnard Medical Center at 202-527-7500, use the patient portal to send us a message that you would like to attend, or speak with a member of the Barnard Medical Center team at the front desk.

Workplace Wellness

Are you interested in encouraging healthy eating habits in your office? We also provide workplace wellness talks and lectures. Please call 202-527-7500 to find out more information.