Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) is a comprehensive educational program designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to manage diabetes.

Torrance Memorial's DSMT program is certified by the American Diabetes Association and staffed by Certified Diabetes Educators who are either Registered Nurses or Registered Dietitians. Our program consists of an individualized consultation followed by a series of four small group classes; individual appointments can be arranged as needed.

Diabetes Classes

The self-care behaviors that you will develop in DSMT classes will help you successfully manage your diabetes and prevent or reduce the severity of diabetes complications. Classes cover the following topics:

  • ABC's of diabetes
  • Blood glucose monitoring, pattern identification and management
  • Medication management: what, when, how and why
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Reading food labels
  • Meal planning and dining out
  • Risk reduction of long-term complications
  • Prevention and treatment of high and low blood glucose
  • Exercise guidelines
  • Healthy coping skills

Please contact the Medical Nutrition Therapy Department at 310-891-6707 for more information.