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.

Advanced Diabetes Prevention Class

Ready to take your diabetes prevention education to the next level? Learn the advanced steps you can take today to prevent type 2 diabetes! This class is open to those who have completed our one-year Diabetes Prevention Program or have a physician referral stating they have basic blood sugar management skills.

Diabetes Prevention 101

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Take this class and learn the steps you can take today to actually prevent type 2 diabetes. Four classes offered:
Wednesday, April 11
Wednesday, June 13
Wednesday, August 8
Wednesday, October 10


Diabetes Prevention Program

Our year long prevention program is designed to reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%! The expert team at Braden Diabetes Center would like to help you learn how to take control of your health!

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.

Fitness for Blood Sugar Management

Have you been told you need to be more physically active? If so, it’s important to know exercise isn’t just good for your overall health — it can actually help keep your blood sugar under control. Fitness for Blood Sugar Management is a special weekly class designed to help patients with diabetes move more to improve blood sugar management.

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.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

3rd Annual Diabetes Fall Fest

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017 
Our 3rd annual Diabetes Fall Fest, The Turn Towards Technology in Diabetes Management was held on Thursday, September 28 at the Marin Art and Garden Center in beautiful Marin County. This event was designed to bring our community, as well as our medical professionals together for education and collaboration. We want to extend a special thank you to all those who were able to attend and hope you will join us at our 4th annual Diabetes Fall Fest, September, 2018! Click here to view a select photos from the event.

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.

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!

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.