ABCs of Diabetes

The ABC’s of Diabetes Self-Management Education/Support program of the Marion County Public Health Department is committed to providing adults with diabetes, pre-diabetes, and their families and significant others with ready access to educational services and information in the area of managing and preventing diabetes. The program aims to empower individuals with diabetes to achieve and maintain good health, prevent complications that may develop from uncontrolled diabetes, and to increase knowledge and skills for successful diabetes self-management. The program will also provide education to individuals with pre-diabetes to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.

The ABCs of Diabetes program is accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialist. This four-part series includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. This program is free and open to anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes, family members and friends.


Due to COVID-19 the ABCs of Diabetes program is now being offered online. In order to receive class materials by mail, registration is required one week prior to first class. The first class will start 30 minutes early to allow time for introductions. Please see schedule below or click here to view/print our ABCs of Diabetes flyer. To register for the ABCs of Diabetes program please click here. If  you have questions, please email us at or call 317-221-2094.


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ABCs of Diabetes Class Schedule


*Speedway Public Library

5633 W. 25th St., 46224

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18, 25

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.




Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.



Southport Branch

2630 E. Stop 11 Rd., 46227

Thursdays 7, 14, 21, 28

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.




Tuesdays 9, 16, 23, 30

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.



Marion County Public Health Department

Thursdays 8, 15, 22, 29

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.




Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.



Haughville Branch

2121 W. Michigan St., 46222

Mondays 7, 14, 21, 28

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.




Wednesdays 7, 14, 21

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

**Masks are required for in-person classes**