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Diabetes Education


Our diabetes educations: Lillian (Lil) Vozzolo (left) and Donna Denault (right)

We are pleased to have two experienced diabetes educators who work with patients to understand and manage diabetic care.

Lillian (Lil) Vozzolo, BS, RN, CDCES is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with over 20 years of experience and excellent teaching skills. She served as a Certified Diabetes Educator for over 15 years and has spent the last 9 years working within Starling Endocrinology. Lil’s services have now expanded to the broader Starling community, and she works with all Starling diabetic patients to effectively manage their care.

Donna Denault, RN, MSN, CDCES is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist with a master’s degree in Education. She has over 20 years of nursing experience and providing education to patients and their families. She served as a Certified Diabetes Educator at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and as a health, wellness, and chronic care coach with a large primary care practice. With her colleague Lil, Donna’s experience has now expanded to the Starling Community where she works with all Starling patients with diabetes and chronic health issues to effectively manage their care. 

Group Classes

We are pleased to now offer group classes on a wide range of topics. Classes are held in-person at 1 Lake Street in New Britain or online. Classes include:

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle including eating healthier, being physically active, and maintaining or reaching a healthy weight to help prevent diabetes and the complications of diabetes.

Basic Diabetes Care & Management

Overview on what is diabetes, medication instruction, balancing food, medication, nutrition and exercise, blood glucose goals, tools to help successfully manage diabetes.

Carbohydrate Counting & Meal Planning

Discussion on what are the macronutrients, how do carbohydrates affect your blood sugar, healthy meal planning.

Diabetes Medications & Prevention of Long-Term Complications

A brief overview of medications for your diabetes. Also, learn about how diabetes can affect different parts of your body and how to prevent problems/complications from diabetes.

Sensor Therapy

Introduction to continuous glucose monitoring, interpretation of glucose monitoring, professional CGM trials, individual and group training on personal devices.

 

 Upcoming Online Classes 

Diabetes Basics Care and Management: 

Oct. 5 from 9am-10am

Nov. 2 from 9am-10am 

Dec. 7 from 9am-10am

Carb Counting and Meal Planning: 

Oct. 12 from 9am-10am

Nov. 9 from 9am-10am

Dec. 14 from 9am-10am

Diabetes Medications & Prevention of Complications:

Oct. 19 from 9am-10am

Nov. 16 from 9am-10am

Dec. 21 from 9am-10am

Sensor Therapy:

Oct. 26 from 9am-10am

Nov. 30 from 9am-10am

  

Register for Online Class

 Upcoming In-Person Classes 

Diabetes Basics Care and Management: 

Oct. 4 from 9am-11am

Nov. 1 from 9am-11am

Dec. 6 from 9am-11am

Carb Counting and Meal Planning: 

Oct. 11 from 9am-11am

Oct. 25 from 9am-11am

Oct. 25 from 5pm-7pm

Nov. 8 from 9am-11am

Nov. 29 from 9am-11am

Nov. 29 from 5pm-7pm

Dec. 13 from 9am-11am

Diabetes Medications & Prevention of Complications:

Oct. 18 from 9am-11am

Nov. 15 from 9am-11am

Dec. 20 from 9am-11am

 

Classes are held at 1 Lake Street in New Britain. They are held in the IT/Media room which is located in building B, door 7. Click here for a map of that location.

Register for In-Person Class

How To Register

There is no cost for the classes but pre-registration is required. We now offer online and in-person classes. Follow these simple steps to enroll in either option.

In-Person Classes

  1. Click here to complete a brief Consent Form.
  2. At the bottom of the consent form, provide your contact information and select the class you would like to attend.
  3. You will receive an email prior to the event with details.

Online classes

  1. Click here to complete a Webinar Consent Form.
  2. At the bottom of the consent form, provide your contact information and select the class you would like to attend.
  3. You will then receive an email with a link to register for the virtual class.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation for your enrollment, a link for the class, and a reminder as the date draws closer. 

You can join a class from your computer, mobile device, phone, or video system. Pick the one that works best for you. Click on the helpful link below for login instructions. You must be registered to log in to the class.

Tips on How to Log On to a Class

 

1:1 Coaching

Our educators are also available to work with patients in the office or via Telemedicine to go more in-depth on the usage of advanced diabetes management tools. They can be reached via email at LiVozzolo@starlingphysicians.com or ddenault@starlingphysicans.com. Or, feel free to contact by phone at: 860-258-3470, ext 5909 to schedule a session.