Classes & Support Groups

Whether you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, the Braden Diabetes Center offers multiple services designed to keep you healthy and in control. We’re here to help you develop the skills for living well with diabetes. For more information, please click on the respective links below or call us at 1-415-925-7370.
 

Diabetes Prevention Class

The latest research from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) shows that with modest lifestyle changes, the onset of diabetes can often be delayed or even prevented. A physician’s referral is NOT required for this class, which educates individuals and their families about the benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating.

Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) Program

Our DSME program for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Offered in both group and one-on-one settings, this program provides comprehensive diabetes education for mastering basic self-care skills and living well with diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

Moderated by a licensed clinical social worker and certified diabetes educators, this support group is geared to community members with type 2 diabetes. Every session will feature a topic of the month, presented by an expert speaker and followed by a group discussion.

Workout for Wellness With Type 2 Diabetes

Workout for Wellness with Type 2 Diabetes: WOW 2 is a class that helps people with type 2 diabetes meet the challenge of increasing their activity level for weight management and better blood sugar control. Hands on support from our staff will help you create an actionable, realistic step-by-step plan.


Upcoming Events

Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: Mindfulness for Diabetes Management

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.

3rd Annual Diabetes Fall Fest

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 
Dr. Linda Gaudiani, FACP, FACE & Bruce Braden - Co-Founders of the Braden Diabetes Center, invite you to join them at this special event: The Turn Toward Technology in Diabetes Management.

Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: What Happens When I go to the Hospital and I Have Diabetes?

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 
Talk about a healthy lunch! Our new Lunch-n-Learn series serves up a big helping of useful information to help you manage your diabetes more effectively. Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn!


Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: Prevention and Improved Management of Diabetes by Micronutrients

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.

Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: New Food Labels — Know the Facts!

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.


Past Events

Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: Wrap and Learn - A Cooking Demonstration

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.

Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: Treatment Modalities for Diabetes - Think Outside the Box!

Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.

Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: Physical Activity and Diabetes

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.


Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: Nutrition Tips for Grocery Shopping and Eating Out

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.

Diabetes Lunch-n-Learn: Healthy Heart for Diabetes

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Living well with diabetes is a lifelong journey, and there’s always something new to learn. In fact, this series was inspired by requests from Braden Diabetes Center patients who were interested in extending learnings from our regularly scheduled classes.

Bowling With Type 1 Diabetes

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Braden Diabetes Center and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) are co-hosting a special bowling night for people with type I diabetes. This event is a great opportunity to meet new friends of all ages and strike up some fun!


2017 Diabetes Care Team Retreat

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
The Diabetes Carer team recently brought all staff members together for an off-site program planning retreat. The event was successful in bringing together this group of individuals who share a common goal and mission but perform different duties working inpatient and outpatient within Marin General Hospital.

Celebrate National Diabetes Month with us!

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 
National Diabetes month is observed every year so that individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.

Diabetes in the 21st Century

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
Are you interested in teaching patients about diabetes but find it difficult to keep up with the latest advancements? Through dynamic presentations and case studies at our seminar, you will learn creative strategies to help you succeed at teaching in today’s fast-paced health care environment. In addition, small group activities will help improve clinical confidence and problem-solving skills. Developed to include as many diabetes clinical “pearls” as possible, you will leave feeling more empowered and confident advocating for excellence in diabetes care.


2nd Annual Diabetes Fall Fest

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Diabetes Fall Fest, Frontiers in Insulin Replacement: Bench to Bedside. This event will open with welcoming remarks by Dr. Linda Gaudiani, Medical Director and co-founder of the Braden Diabetes Center. The symposium will feature guest speakers Dr. Mattias Hebrok, distinguished professor in diabetes research and director of the UCSF Diabetes Center and Dr. Saleh Adi, renowned pediatric endocrinologist, diabetes specialist and director of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Check out a few photos from the event!

2016 Annual MGH Gala

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 
For the first time, Marin General Hospital Foundation’s black-tie gala benefitted the Braden Diabetes Center. Gala Chairs, Sally Shekou and Bob Herbst, together with 550 hospital supporters enjoyed an elegant dinner prepared by Taste Catering and danced to the music of two dueling DJ’s. Gross proceeds tallying over $700,000 were raised for the Braden Diabetes Center! Check out a few photos from the gala!

2015 Diabetes Fall Fest and Anniversary

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 
In 2015, we celebrated our 3-year anniversary with guest speaker, Dr. Irl Hirsch, Diabetes and Teaching Chair at the University of Washington and recipient of the ADA J.K. Lilly Distinguished Award. Guests enjoyed educational and interactive diabetes technology displays. Be on the lookout for a similar anniversary event fall 2016.