Diabetes Services

Patient education is an essential component of diabetes treatment and can help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes. With the support of a healthcare team and an increased knowledge and awareness of the disease, patients can assume a major part of the responsibility for their diabetes management.


Diabetes Education Programs


Living Well with Diabetes is a monthly education program held at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Learn more  >>


SBCH's Diabetes Education Program, recognized by the American Diabetes Association, offers high-quality education on diabetes management and lifestyle modification for every patient it serves. We offer individual instruction for people with Pre-Diabetes, Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational Diabetes.


Consultations are available Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Our program is covered by many insurance companies.

Topics covered: 

  • Current diabetes facts
  • Personalized nutrition
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Self glucose testing
  • Medication information
  • Insulin resistance
  • Weight management
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Complication prevention
  • Community resources

Call the Education Department at (805) 569-8240 for more information or to make an appointment.