​Diabetes Institute

Knowledge is Power

At the UPMC Hamot Diabetes Institute, we believe that knowledge is power.

We provide you with all of the education, resources, and products to help you stay healthy. Because the more you know, the better you will be able to manage your diabetes.

Our Experts

Our staff includes registered nurses and registered dietitians who are certified diabetes educators.

They are also certified insulin pump trainers for most of the insulin pumps on the market today.

Diabetes Education

The Diabetes Institute is recognized by the American Diabetes Association — the gold standard in meeting the requirements of diabetes self-management education.

We offer both group and individual education sessions on topics such as:

  • Overview of diabetes
  • Insulin administration and medications
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Behavior modification and stress management
  • Foot and eye care
  • Monitoring and patterning of blood glucose

Most insurances cover diabetes education costs.

Diabetes Support

You can rely on the UPMC Hamot Diabetes Institute for support.

We offer free monthly support group meetings that focus on a variety of topics, as well as cooking demonstrations to teach you how to prepare healthy foods at home.

​Contact Us

Diabetes Institute

UPMC Hamot
Eighth Floor
104 E. Second Street
Erie, PA 16507

Phone: 814-877-2123

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